Free MLB Picks: Brewers @ Cubs, 08:35 PM

on Wednesday night. The Milwaukee Brewers have kept the majority of their runs saved for the late innings and they are very close to their first four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs. Scoring may become a more frequent affair for both the teams if Chicago starter Edwin Jackson can't find a rhythm against the Milwaukee Brewers and Wily Peralta could not overcome his recent woes tonight. The Brewers (46-61) have broke open a scoreless game on Monday with a big ninth inning to win 5-0 before sweeping Tuesday's day-night doubleheader from their NL Central rivals. Khris Davis had hit a three-run homer in a game where four runs were scored in the seventh inning to give Milwaukee a 6-5 win in Game 1, then Jeff Bianchi hit a pair of runs’ single off a diving Starlin Castro's glove with a pair out in the ninth inning of Game 2 for a 3-2 victory. Milwaukee hasn't yet collected a four-game sweep of Chicago since joining the NL in 1997.

The Cubs (48-58) have given up total 14 runs in the series, out of which, 11 came in the seventh inning or later. They've been unable to go above seven runs offensively and were held scoreless in 25 of the series' 27 innings. Welington Castillo scored three hits and one RBI in Game 1, and David DeJesus hit a pair-run’s double in the nightcap after adding one RBI in the first contest. The Cubs' starters recorded a 1.35 ERA over their last five games, but the whole bullpen has an ERA of 10.57 with two blown saves in this series. They will look for help from Jackson who is at 6-11 with a 4.89 ERA on Wednesday to continue his exemplary second half. Jackson has pitched well again on Friday, giving up a pair of runs in 6 2-3 innings before the Cubs rallied for a 3-2 win at San Francisco. He's now at 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA in his past five starts.

The right-hander had to go through a difficult time with Milwaukee this season. He dropped all three starts while posting an ERA of 6.48. Peralta who is at 7-10 with an ERA of 4.54 has fared quite better against the Cubs – he went 1-1 with an ERA of 3.44 in three starts. He, however, hopes to do better in this game than the last. He allowed seven runs – out of which three were earned - in total five innings of a 7-2 loss to Chicago on June 27. The right-hander went 3-1 with an ERA of 0.87 in his previous six starts before allowing eight runs – of which five were earned - in just 3 2-3 innings of an 8-3 loss to Colorado on Friday. Milwaukee has the record of winning seven of the last nine matchups with Chicago, but it still follows the fourth-place Cubs by 2 1/2 games at the bottom of the Central.

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