Milwaukee 3, Chi. Cubs 2

Date - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Mike Estabrook, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski,
Attendance - 31638

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 46-61 26-29 20-32 W3
Chi. Cubs 48-58 22-29 26-29 L3

Recap


Brewers 3, Cubs 2:
Jeff Bianchi delivered a two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning to help visiting Milwaukee complete a sweep of the doubleheader.

The Brewers were down to their last strike twice before Chicago closer Kevin Gregg (2-3) walked Logan Schafer to load the bases. Bianchi's looping liner glanced off shortstop Starlin Castro's glove to score the tying and go-ahead runs. 

Burke Badenhop (2-3) was in line for the loss prior to the rally as he allowed a pair of unearned runs in two innings. Jim Henderson pitched around a two-out single in the ninth for his 14th save of the season and second of the day. 

Tyler Thornburg scattered four hits over six scoreless innings for Milwaukee, striking out six and walking three, but the Cubs got to the bullpen - with some help from the Brewers' defense - in the seventh. Cole Gillespie and Cody Ransom both reached on errors and moved up on a passed ball before David DeJesus roped a two-run double into the gap in left-center field.

Making his Cubs debut, Jake Arrieta matched Thornburg until surrendering Juan Francisco's solo homer in the fifth. The former Orioles prospect allowed just one run on two hits over six innings. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Arrieta became the 45th player to appear in a game for the Cubs this season, eight shy of the club record set last year. … Chicago C Dioner Navarro went 3-for-4 after C Welington Castillo was 3-for-4 in the first game. … The Cubs have blown 22 saves and lost nine games after entering the ninth inning either tied or ahead.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Chi. Cubs
Tyler Thornburg Player Jake Arrieta
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 2
4 Hits 2
0.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Milwaukee   Chi. Cubs
Juan Francisco Player Dioner Navarro
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 6 1 10 .182 16 7 3 6 1 2
Chi. Cubs 7 0 8 .206 19 9 2 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Cubs have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .517 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Brewers have a W/L % of .478 after a win and .393 after a loss.