Milwaukee 5, Chi. Cubs 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Meals, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Dale Scott,
Attendance - 36571

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 91-64 52-23 39-41 W1
Chi. Cubs 68-87 38-42 30-45 L1

Recap


Shaun Marcum cruised through eight innings and Rickie Weeks drove in a pair as the Milwaukee Brewers trimmed their magic number to three with a 5-1 victory over the host Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

Corey Hart, Nyjer Morgan and Ryan Braun each added RBIs for the Brewers, who own a 5 1/2-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central. The Cardinals defeated the New York Mets 11-6 on Tuesday.

Marcum (13-7) bounced back from a pair of rough starts by striking out seven and not walking a batter in matching his longest outing of the season. The veteran righthander threw 68 of his 97 pitches for strikes.

Milwaukee did most of its damage in the third off Randy Wells, getting four consecutive one-out hits to plate three runs and driving a fourth across when Weeks followed Prince Fielder’s groundout with an infield single to third.

Starlin Castro’s home run in the sixth extended his streak of reaching base to 33 consecutive games. It marks the longest streak for Chicago since Jerome Walton reached in 43 straight in 1989.

Castro also has 197 hits, three shy of becoming the youngest Cub to reach 200.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Chi. Cubs
Shaun Marcum Player Randy Wells
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 5.0
7 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 6
1.12 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Milwaukee   Chi. Cubs
Nyjer Morgan Player Darwin Barney
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 7 0 9 .212 14 4 5 4 1 1
Chi. Cubs 6 1 11 .182 11 10 1 0 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Cubs have a W/L % of .382 after a win and .483 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Brewers have a W/L % of .593 after a win and .578 after a loss.
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