CINCINNATI —drove in three runs, passing 1,000 RBI for his career, and the beat the 5-3 on Friday night.
McCutchen put the Brewers ahead to stay when he drove inwith a fielder’s choice in the fifth inning. The five-time All-Star made it 5-2 with a two-run double in the seventh, running his total to 1,002 RBI.
Milwaukee (81-70) earned its third consecutive win. Heading into the day, the Brewers trailed Philadelphia by 2 1/2 games for the third NL wild card.