MILWAUKEE — The reigning National League MVP did big MVP things Saturday night in Game 3 of the final series with the Chicago Cubs.
Christian Yelich became the 10th player in major league history to have a 40-30 season. He hit his 44th home run in Friday's game against the Cubs, then stole three bases Saturday to reach 30 on the season. Of the 10 players to accomplish such a feat, is teammate Ryan Braun who hit 41 homers and stole 30 bases back in 2012. He was the last MLB player to do so.
There has never been a 50-30 player, according to MLB.com . Yelich is six home runs away. There are 21 games left on the season.
Yelich wasn't done there on Saturday night. In true MVP fashion, number 22 hit a two out, 0-2, walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth. Tyler Austin scored from first after a throwing error from Cubs' Addison Russell put him on base.
The Crew takes on the Cubbies at Miller Park on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. in the final match-up of the rivals this regular season. Both teams are vying for Wild Card seats in the 2019 postseason.