W: Matt Garza (9-10)
L: Randy Wolf (13-10)
MVP: Corey Hart (+.013)
LVP: Randy Wolf (-.222)
The Crew has had a tough time in Wrigleyville this year, and today was no different.
Things started out well enough, though. The Cubs' first baserunner, Starlin Castro, was thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple. Both teams were held scoreless scoreless for the first two innings, but the Brewers struck first in the top of the third when Yuni Betancourt scored on an error by Castro.
But that lead didn't last long. The Cubs got that run right back in the bottom of that inning when Bryan LaHair scored on an RBI single by Castro. It was all Chicago after that. The Cubs would tack on two more in the bottom of the fifth when Nyjer Morgan lost a DJ LaMahieu fly ball in the sun. They got three more in the sixth on a Marlon Byrd three-run homer.
Kameron Loe allowed the final Cub run in the seventh. Michael Fiers allowed a hit and a walk in the eighth, but pitched a scoreless inning. The Crew put two on in the top on the ninth, but could not score. Matt Garza would end up pitching a complete game. It is the first time a Cub pitcher has pitched a complete game against the Crew since Greg Maddux in 2004.
Ryan Braun went hitless today, dropping his average down to .330. Jerry Hairston was the only Brewer to collect more than one hit.
With the loss, the Crew's magic number remains at three. The Cardinals will play the Mets later tonight.