Milwaukee 5, Chi. Cubs 4

Date - Friday, April 19, 2013 8:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Ron Kulpa,
Attendance - 28346

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 10 1
Milwaukee 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 5-10 3-5 2-5 L1
Milwaukee 7-8 5-5 2-3 W5

Recap


Brewers 5, Cubs 4: Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez hit home runs to power host Milwaukee to its fifth consecutive victory in the opener of a three-game series against National League Central rival Chicago.

The Brewers jumped on Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija early as Braun's three-run blast to left sparked a four-run first inning. Samardzija (1-3) settled in after that, keeping Milwaukee off the board until Gomez's solo shot in the seventh, but the Cubs never dug out of the hole.

Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada (2-0) surrendered homers to Luis Valbuena and David DeJesus in the three-run third, but didn't allow anything more over six innings. Estrada has beaten the Cubs twice this season and is 4-0 against them in his career. 

Chicago's Anthony Rizzo hit a solo shot in the eighth against Tom Gorzelanny - Rizzo's fifth of the year and his second in two games - to cut the margin to 5-4, but Burke Badenhop recorded the final two outs of the eighth and Jim Henderson worked a scoreless ninth for his third save.

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, and Alfonso Soriano was 3-for-4 for Chicago.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cubs manager Dale Sveum was ejected for the first time this season after arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Chris Guccione. … Milwaukee's Jean Segura was involved in an odd play in the eighth, winding up at first base after beginning the sequence at second. Segura was caught in a rundown and he and Braun both ended up on second. Braun was called out, but Segura began to retreat to the dugout and instead stopped at first. … The Cubs claimed OF Julio Borbon from Texas on Friday and designated INF Alberto Gonzalez for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster. Borbon entered as a pinch runner in the ninth and was thrown out trying to steal second to end the game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Milwaukee
Jeff Samardzija Player Marco Estrada
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 7
5.14 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Milwaukee
Alfonso Soriano Player Jean Segura
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 10 3 20 .312 13 8 4 2 0 1
Milwaukee 7 2 16 .241 7 5 5 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Brewers have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Cubs have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.