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Brewers 2, Cubs 9: Cubs power through, Brewers do not

The Cubs used five home runs to take Thursday's game easily.

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Win: Lester (8-8)
Loss: Cravy (0-4)

HR: Schwarber 2 (8), Fowler (12), Rizzo (22), Denorfia (2)


Seven of the Cubs nine runs came from five home runs they hit on the day as the Brewers were crushed in their series finale with Chicago.

Tyler Cravy was not his best today, giving up four runs on four hits and four walks while pitching 4.1 innings. Most of the damage was done in the fifth inning when Cravy gave up a walk and back-to-back homers before being removed from the game.

Corey Knebel, Neal Cotts and Francisco Rodriguez didn't fare much better as all three also gave up home runs over the course of the game. Kyle Lohse gave up a run in one inning of relief work as well.

Meanwhile, four Brewers hitters accounted for all nine of their hits: Ryan Braun had three; Jean Segura, Elian Herrera and Hernan Perez had two apiece. Segura and Herrera each doubled for the only Brewers extra base hits while Jon Lester struck out 10 Milwaukee batters in six innings of work. The Brewers struck out 14 times total with Jonathan Lucroy being the worst offender with three.

Not a good game, but some hope is on the horizon: Up next, the Brewers head to Milwaukee to take on the Phillies. Promises to be a real barnburner.