Next weekend, the Milwaukee Brewers face the Chicago Cubs in a showdown for the lead the National League Central. First, they must turn their focus to the Cincinnati Reds.
After a successful weekend trip to Arizona, the Brewers return home Monday night and host the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a three-game series.
The NL Central's five teams are separated by nine games, with the Cubs, Milwaukee and St. Louis occupying the top three spots while being separated by 2 1/2 games. The Cubs visit Milwaukee for three games next week and lead the division by two games, while the Brewers lead the Cardinals by a half-game.