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Four stats from the Brewers 4-0 loss to the Cubs

Here are four stats from the Brewers 4-0 loss to the Cubs on Opening Day:

The last shutout on Opening Day was also to the Cubs in 2020. The Brewers lost that game 3-0. in Chicago. It was the seventh Opening Day shut out in team history: 1970, 1973, 1977, 2001, 2015, 2020 and 2023.

Brewers batters struck out 12 times in the game. The team is 196-342 (.364) all-time in games when their batters strikeout 12 or more times. Last season the Brewers were 14-11 (.560) in games when they struck out 12 or more times in a game.

Brewers rookie Brice Turang collected a hit in his first game in the majors. He is the first Brewers rookie to have a hit in his first game since May 14, 2019 when Keston Hiura had a hit in his MLB debut. Turang became the first Brewers’ rookie to get his first MLB hit on Opening Day since JJ Hardy did it on April 4, 2005.

The Brewers had only four hits in the contest. When the Brewers had four or fewer hits in a game in 2022 they were 9-14 (.391). When the Brewers had exactly four hits in a game last year they were 5-10 (.333).