"I'm going to let these guys ride, let it play," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "They're both doing a wonderful job right now. I want to believe they've ascended to the point where they're going to keep working those at-bats. Right now, both of these guys are taking a different method to the plate."
Milwaukee had taken a 1-0 lead in the first on a sacrifice fly by Jesus Aguilar. Almora then doubled off Brewers starter Brent Suter to lead off the Cubs' first and scored on Baez's single. The 10-game streaks are career highs for both, but don't tell them.
"Nice -- I didn't know," Baez said. "I don't like to follow that, because then I get pressure. That's good to know, and hopefully we keep it going for the team."
"I just try to get on base for the guys, and have guys like Javy get me in," Almora said. "They're making my job a lot of fun, running around like crazy out there. I just want to be a team guy and try to get on for those guys."
"I think we both get really [excited] from the first pitch," Baez said. "If they don't pitch to me, they have to pitch to [Anthony Rizzo] or [Kris Bryant]. Being smart about it, being with the same plan, it's been huge for the team."