National League Game Summary - Chicago at Milwaukee|
(Sunday, May 13th)
Final Score: Chicago 8, Milwaukee 2
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Ian Stewart and Reed Johnson both belted solo
home runs and the Cubs pounded out 13 hits in an 8-2 victory over the Brewers
in the finale of a three-game weekend series at Miller Park on Sunday.
Shawn Camp (1-1) earned the victory despite allowing a run on two hits and a
walk after he entered in the sixth in place of starter Jeff Samardzija, who
gave up one run on three hits and two walks while fanning six.
Tony Campana had three hits and an RBI, while Starlin Castro and Alfonso
Soriano both knocked in a run as the Cubs snapped a 10-game losing streak in
Milwaukee dating back to April 9, 2011.
"They kind of had our number here at Miller Park," remarked Samardzija. "I
wanted to set the tone early and get us in the dugout so our hitters could get
Kameron Loe (2-1) suffered the loss after giving up an unearned run in the
seventh. Starter Marco Estrada yielded two runs on five hits over his six
innings on the bump and Taylor Green knocked in two runs as the Brewers
dropped to 5-2 against the Cubs this season.
The game was tied 2-2 in the seventh when Stewart crushed a ground-rule double
with one out and came around to score two batters later when Darwin Barney
reached on an error from shortstop Edwin Maysonet, whose throw to first was
over the head of Green, giving Chicago a 3-2 lead.
"I don't think he was too quick with his throw," said Brewers manager Ron
Roenicke about Maysonet's error. "He's got a strong arm. It's part of the game
that's difficult when you don't play everyday."
Chicago added some insurance in the eighth as Campana smacked a one-out single
and moved to second on a ground out. Campana then swiped third and after Bryan
LaHair walked, he crossed home when Manny Parra uncorked a wild pitch.
Soriano then plated LaHair with a double into deep center field, giving
Chicago a 5-2 cushion.
The Cubs blew the game open in the ninth as Geovany Soto ripped a leadoff
double and Barney quickly plated him with a double of his own before Campana
and Castro both smacked RBI singles to give the Cubs an 8-2 advantage.
Earlier, Milwaukee got on the board in the fourth after Ryan Braun worked a
leadoff walk and Aramis Ramirez followed with a single. Corey Hart then bunted
both runners over, and Green lifted a sacrifice fly into right for a 1-0 lead.
The Cubs tied the game in their next at-bat when Stewart belted a solo shot
over the wall in right and then jumped in front in the sixth via the long
ball as Johnson launched a pinch-hit leadoff homer into left-center field to
give Chicago a 2-1 edge.
The Brewers responded with two outs in the sixth after Ramirez worked a walk
and Hart followed with a double into left field. Green then slapped one deep
in the hole to the shortstop Castro, whose throw to first was a split-second
late as Green dove head first into first to beat the throw and Ramirez crossed
home plate to tie the game at 2-2.
LaHair extended his streak of reaching base safely to 30 games with a walk
in the top of the eighth. It's the longest such streak for a Cub since
Derrek Lee's 30-game run from May 16-June 23, 2009...Johnson's homer was the
4th pinch-hit homer of his career and first this year.
05/13 18:33:01 ET