The standings tighten up after the Brewers lost on the road in St. Louis, 5-2 to the Cardinals. The Brewers now are 4.5 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central, and only a half-game ahead of the Cardinals.
That includes the Wild Card standings, where the Brewers only half a half-game lead on St. Louis for the final wild-card opening and just a game up on Colorado and a game and a half on Los Angeles.
Eric Thames was injured in the loss for the Brewers as well.
The three-game series continues on Saturday.
Videos 1 and 3: MLB
Video 2: Fox Sports Wisconsin