– The Milwaukee Brewers’ first two-game winning streak of the season wasn’t enough to save Ron Roenicke.

The Brewers fired their manager on Sunday night, hours after the team’s 5-3 victory over the Cubs in Chicago. The team said it will announce a replacement Monday.

The Brewers are a major league-worst 7-18 after a 2-13 start.

“This has been a difficult start to the season, something that we certainly didn’t anticipate,” General Manager Doug Melvin said. “Over roughly the past 100 games, we have not performed at the level that we should. It’s all about wins and losses, and after the first month of play this year we didn’t see the progress and improvement we had hoped for.”

In four-plus seasons, Roenicke was 342-331. He guided the Brewers to a 96-66 record, an NL Central title and the National League Championship Series in 2011, but Milwaukee has failed to make the postseason ever since.

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