Milwaukee 4, Chi. Cubs 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - D.J. Reyburn, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Bill Welke,
Attendance - 30017

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 61-67 38-28 23-39 W3
Chi. Cubs 49-79 32-31 17-48 L2

Recap


Brewers 4, Cubs 1:
Jeff Bianchi hit his first major-league home run to back a strong start by Yovani Gallardo as visiting Milwaukee beat Chicago for the seventh straight time.

Bianchi had the green light on a 3-0 count in the second inning with two runners on and swung hard at a fastball from Travis Wood, sending it into the left field bleachers. The 25-year-old rookie has hit safely in four straight games after going hitless in his first 13 major-league at-bats.

Norichika Aoki doubled and scored in the eighth to pad the lead for the Brewers, who have taken 12 of 15 from the Cubs this season.

Gallardo (14-8) dominated through seven innings, surrendering one run on three hits while striking out nine and walking three. The right-hander is 6-0 with a 1.90 ERA in his last six starts.

Gallardo’s lone blemish came against Wood in the third, when the opposing pitcher belted an 0-2 fastball into the stands in left-center for his third career homer.

Wood (4-11) ended up allowing three runs on five hits in seven innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter in dropping to 0-8 in his last nine starts.

John Axford struck out two in a scoreless ninth for his 21st save in 29 chances.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Wood has received an average of 2.3 runs of support in his last nine outings. … Recently released Brewers LHP Randy Wolf appears close to signing a deal with the Baltimore Orioles. … Milwaukee reportedly has placed RHP Shaun Marcum on waivers. … The Cubs finalized a seven-year, $60 million contract extension with SS Starlin Castro. … Chicago activated RHP Blake Parker from the 60-day disabled list and designated LHP Alex Hinshaw for assignment.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Chi. Cubs
Yovani Gallardo Player Travis Wood
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 7.0
9 Strikeouts 4
3 Hits 5
1.29 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Milwaukee   Chi. Cubs
Norichika Aoki Player Travis Wood
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 4
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 6 1 12 .194 4 4 3 1 1 0
Chi. Cubs 3 1 6 .103 7 11 1 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Cubs have a W/L % of .380 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Brewers have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .471 after a loss.