Milwaukee 9, Chi. Cubs 5

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 20, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Victor Carapazza,
Attendance - 28776

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5 8 2
Milwaukee 0 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 9 14 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 47-74 30-28 17-46 L2
Milwaukee 55-66 36-28 19-38 W1

Recap


Brewers 9, Cubs 5:
Jonathan Lucroy belted two home runs, including a three-run shot in host Milwaukee's eight-run fifth inning, to lift Mark Rogers to his first major-league victory.

Corey Hart's two-run single broke a 3-3 tie before the Brewers used the long ball to hand the Cubs their 13th loss in 16 games at Miller Park since the start of the 2011 season. Carlos Gomez capped the big inning with a solo shot.

Milwaukee's bullpen had blown saves in three of Rogers' last four starts, but the Brewers' bats made sure the 26-year-old right-hander wasn't foiled this time. Rogers (1-1) allowed three runs and five hits, walked three and struck out seven in five innings.

Josh Vitters hit his first major league homer, David DeJesus had two RBIs and Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with a run-scoring double for the Cubs, who have lost 16 of their last 20 games.

Chicago's Justin Germano (2-3) was charged with seven runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Rizzo's ground-rule double gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead in the first inning and Vitters' blast put Chicago ahead 3-1 in the fifth.

The Brewers tied the game 3-3 on Norichika Aoki's sacrifice fly, which followed Travis Ishikawa's pinch-hit RBI single. With two outs, Rickie Weeks and Ryan Braun singled, and Aramis Ramirez walked before Hart delivered a two-run single.

Jeff Beliveau relieved Germano and yielded Lucroy's three-run homer to left-center field. Gomez followed with a shot to left-center.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Brewers improved to 9-2 in their last 11 games at home. ... Rizzo had started 47 straight games since being called up from Triple-A Iowa on June 26 prior to Sunday. ... Braun went 2-for-5 and is 9-for-20 in his last five games. ... The Brewers had 14 hits as every starter had at least one.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Milwaukee
Justin Germano Player Mark Rogers
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 7
8 Hits 5
13.50 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Milwaukee
Anthony Rizzo Player Norichika Aoki
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 8 1 15 .250 12 12 4 3 2 2
Milwaukee 14 3 24 .378 16 7 9 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Brewers have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .463 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Cubs have a W/L % of .396 after a win and .384 after a loss.