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Brewers 2, Cubs 3 (10 innings): Comeback doesn't matter

The Brewers came back to tie the game in the ninth inning, but lost in the tenth.

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Win: Hunter (3-2)
Loss: Blazek (5-3)

HR: Bryant (16), Montero (11), Braun (20)


The Brewers jumped out to an early lead on a Ryan Braun solo home run in the first inning, but the Cubs tied it quickly with a second-inning Kris Bryant homer. Another Cubs run in the fifth inning had them looking good with a 2-1 lead over Milwaukee heading all the way into the ninth.

The Brewers weren't ready to give up, though, at least not quite then. Thanks in part to an Addison Russell error, the Brewers had runners on first and second with no outs. A wild pitch then moved both runners into scoring position. Two strikeouts made it look all for naught before a second wild pitch from Hector Rondon tied the game. Another strikeout ended the inning, but Milwaukee forced extras.

That didn't last long. In the bottom of the 10th, Miguel Montero hit a walk-off to end the game in a 3-2 Cubs victory.

On the plus side, Matt Garza had another fantastic start, pitching seven-innings of three-hit ball and allowing two runs. He also walked two and struck out four. After such a bad first few months, that's five straight solid starts for Garza. Unlike Kyle Lohse, Garza's contract means he's pretty much assured a rotation spot as long as he's with the team. Thus, him actually pitching well is a nice thing to have happen.

Also positive: Ryan Braun kicked butt, going 3-4 with a homer. That's half the Brewers hits in this game. He also scored both Milwaukee runs.

The Brewers and Cubs go one more tomorrow. First pitch is at 1:20 CT.