Brewers Ride Four-Run Third To 5-1 Win Over Cubs, Drop Magic Number To 3

W: Shaun Marcum (13-7)
L: Randy Wells (7-5)

HR: Starlin Castro (10)

MVP: Shaun Marcum (+.286 pitching, +.043 batting for +.329 total)
LVP: Casey McGehee (-.039)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting

Given the offense's struggles lately, it makes sense that it'd take an unlikely event to get them back on track.

There was one out and no one on base in the third when Shaun Marcum lined a double to left, and four of the next five Brewers picked up hits as the Crew plated four and took a lead they would not relinquish.

Marcum did his part on the mound too, pitching eight innings for the first time since May and allowing one run on just five hits, walking none and striking out seven. 

Prince Fielder drew two walks tonight but went 0-for-3, snapping his hitting streak at 12 games. Nyjer Morgan was on base three times with a pair of singles and a walk, stole a base and scored two runs.

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