Brewers 7, Cubs 0: Halton, Thornburg slam Chicago

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

It was another great night for rookie Brewers.

W: Tyler Thornburg (3-1)
L: Chris Rusin (2-5)

HR: Sean Halton (4, grand slam), Khris Davis (10)

MVP: Sean Halton (+.217 WPA)
LVP: Carlos Gomez (-.030)

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Tyler Thornburg and Sean Halton may not have been on the team when the Brewers had a winning month in April, but they're a big part of the reason the Brewers are 9-7 in September.

Thornburg was excellent Wednesday night, shutting out the Cubs for six innings and allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out four. He's now thrown six quality starts in six tries this season, and has a 1.25 ERA in those games.

The Brewers got him plenty of support, putting up five runs in the first inning. Sean Halton had the big blow: A grand slam to right that more or less decided the game early. Khris Davis also homered later in the game and went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.

This series wraps up with a 1:10 matinee on Thursday. Kyle Lohse will take on Jake Arrieta.

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