Chi. Cubs 8, Milwaukee 0

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Lance Barksdale,
Attendance - 36311

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Chi. Cubs 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 8 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 4-3 1-2 3-1 L1
Chi. Cubs 2-5 2-5 0-0 W1

Recap


Cubs 8, Brewers 0
: Starlin Castro and Alfonso Soriano each drove in a pair of runs and Matt Garza dominated over 8 2/3 innings as Chicago finally broke out and avoided a four-game sweep.

David DeJesus and Steve Clevenger each added two hits and two runs scored for the Cubs, who improved to 2-5 on their season-opening seven-game homestand.

Milwaukee starter Zack Greinke (1-1) had all kinds of trouble on the road last season and that problem appears to have carried over into 2012. After dominating in a start at Miller Park last week, Greinke was lit up for nine hits and eight runs in 3 2/3 innings.

Most of the damage came on singles, as Chicago got on a roll and did not stop. Reed Johnson drove in the first run with a single in the third and Darwin Barney, Castro, Soriano and Ian Stewart hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back RBI singles in the six-run frame.

The Cubs were at it again in the sixth, grabbing two more runs on singles to end Greinke’s day.

Garza (1-0) had no such trouble. The right-hander surrendered three hits and walked two while striking out nine. He was on the verge of his first shutout since July 26, 2010, when he made a throwing error with two outs in the ninth. Shawn Camp came on for the final out.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Greinke is 0-2 in two career starts at Wrigley Field, having surrendered 16 runs - 14 earned - in nine total innings. … Soriano also stole a base and has three multi-RBI games in the last five contests. … Brewers LF Ryan Braun (chest) went 0-for-3 after missing Wednesday’s contest.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Chi. Cubs
Zack Greinke Player Matt Garza
Loss W/L Win
3.2 IP 8.2
5 Strikeouts 9
9 Hits 3
19.64 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Milwaukee   Chi. Cubs
Nyjer Morgan Player Steve Clevenger
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 5
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 3 0 3 .100 10 9 0 2 0 1
Chi. Cubs 13 0 15 .382 13 10 7 1 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Cubs have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Brewers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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