Milwaukee 4, Chi. Cubs 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Lazaro Diaz, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 30123

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 19-38 12-15 7-23 L2
Milwaukee 26-31 14-16 12-15 W2

Recap


Brewers 4, Cubs 3 (10):
Norichika Aoki hit two home runs, including a walk-off blast to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning as the host Brewers won the rubber game of the three-game series.

After two blowouts in the first two games of the series, Aoki capped a dramatic series finale by lining a 2-0 pitch off Casey Coleman (0-1) just over the right-field wall.

John Axford (1-2) earned the win with two scoreless innings for Milwaukee, which trailed 3-2 after Bryan LaHair belted a pinch-hit, two-run homer off Francisco Rodriguez in the top of the eighth inning.

The Brewers answered in the bottom half when Aoki singled and scored on Corey Hart’s pinch-hit, two-out ground-rule double. Aoki went 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

Aoki gave the Brewers an early lead with his solo homer in the fourth off Matt Garza, who remained winless in his last six starts. Milwaukee extended its lead in the sixth on George Kottaras’ RBI single.

Chicago cut into the Brewers’ lead in the seventh when Koyie Hill’s RBI double scored Jeff Baker.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (quad) was out of the starting lineup for his fifth straight game but appeared as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning. ... Wolf gave up one unearned run over 6 2/3 innings but remained winless since April 30. … The Brewers committed just their second error in the last 16 games. ... The Cubs have lost 12 of their last 14 games at Miller Park.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Milwaukee
Matt Garza Player Randy Wolf
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.2
6 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 4
3.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Milwaukee
Joe Mather Player Norichika Aoki
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 2
2 TB 9
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 7 1 12 .189 14 8 3 2 0 1
Milwaukee 7 2 15 .212 10 9 4 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Brewers have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .469 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Cubs have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .351 after a loss.
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