Milwaukee 4, Chi. Cubs 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, July 28, 2011 2:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Welke, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Marty Foster,
Attendance - 40008

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 0
Milwaukee 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 8 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 42-63 25-31 17-32 L3
Milwaukee 57-49 36-14 21-35 W3

Recap


Ryan Braun hit his 24th homer and added an RBI double as the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 4-2 victory on Thursday afternoon.

Casey McGehee chipped in a sacrifice fly and Yuniesky Betancourt doubled in a run for the Brewers, who maintained their slim lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central.

Shaun Marcum (10-3) posted his third straight win, scattering two runs and seven hits over six innings before handing it off to the bullpen. LaTroy Hawkins and Francisco Rodriguez each tossed a perfect inning in front of closer John Axford, who struck out a pair en route to his 30th save.

Braun finished with three hits - his third multi-hit effort in the last four games - and homered for the fifth time in the last eight contests. The All-Star slugger gave Milwaukee some breathing room in the third when he took a 3-2 offering from Randy Wells and drove a solo shot deep over the fence in right-center.

Wells (2-4) was charged with all four runs in six innings for Chicago, which traded away outfielder Kosuke Fukudome earlier in the day.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Milwaukee
Randy Wells Player Shaun Marcum
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 4
8 Hits 7
6.00 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Milwaukee
Carlos PenaPlayer Ryan Braun
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 7
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 7 0 10 .206 15 6 2 2 1 0
Milwaukee 8 1 13 .276 6 2 4 2 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Houston. The Brewers have a W/L % of .509 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Cubs have a W/L % of .262 after a win and .492 after a loss.
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