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Brewers 3, Cubs 2

W: John Axford (2-1)
L: Carlos Marmol (1-1)

HR: Corey Hart (15)

MVP: Casey McGehee (+.694)
LVP: John Axford (-.292)

Graph of Jubilations and Star of the Game Voting
SB Nation Coverage


For eight and a half innings, the Brewers looked like they were going to waste a great outing from Yovani Gallardo tonight: he held the Cubs scoreless for seven innings on four hits and two walks, striking out seven. He threw 110 pitches on the night.

With Gallardo out of the picture after seven, though, the Brewers turned the ball over to Carlos Villanueva, who allowed a run in the eighth to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead. Corey Hart led off the bottom half with a solo shot to tie it at one, but John Axford allowed another run to give the Cubs a 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth.

With the top of the order due up, Rickie Weeks was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Carlos Gomez popped up a bunt on the first pitch for the first out, but Weeks stole second, the Cubs intentionally walked Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun's groundout advanced the runners to second and third, setting the table for Casey McGehee's two-run walk-off single.