MLB

more stats

1
Final123456789RHE
Chicago Cubs000100000173
Milwaukee01002200X560
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:H.Burgos(1-0) L:E.Jackson(0-3)
HR: CHC- None MIL- J.Lucroy (3)
5


National League Game Summary - Chicago at Milwaukee



(Saturday, April 20th)

Final Score: Milwaukee 5, Chicago 1

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Jonathan Lucroy hit a solo homer and scored twice and Martin Maldonado added a pair of hits and drove in a run as the Milwaukee Brewers downed the Chicago Cubs 5-1 at Miller Park.

Logan Schafer and Blake Lalli also drove in one run apiece for the Brewers, winners of six straight.

Hiram Burgos (1-0) was solid in his major league debut, allowing one run on five hits over five frames.

"He had good command like he usually has with his fastball. He threw some nice curveballs, his change-up was low and away with some good sink on it. He looked really good and came out throwing strikes," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.

Alfonso Soriano drove in the lone run for the Cubs, losers in five of their last six.

Edwin Jackson (0-3) was tagged for five runs -- one earned -- on four hits over six innings to absorb the loss.

Lucroy crushed an 0-1 fastball over the wall in left-center field to give the Brewers a 1-0 edge in the second inning.

The Cubs tied the game in the fourth after Starlin Castro scored on a Soriano base hit to center field. Castro singled then moved to second on Anthony Rizzo's groundout. Soriano followed with a line drive up the middle and Castro scored easily.

Shaky fielding cost the Cubs in the fifth inning.

With runners on second and third, Lalli, in a pinch-hitting role, smoked a ball to Rizzo, who fielded it cleanly, but lost control as he was touching first base. Schafer broke for home immediately and scored without a throw.

Norichika Aoki followed with a slow grounder to short, but Castro bobbled the ball as he took it out of his glove, allowing Maldonado to score.

"Errors are hard to take. We're not just a young team, but we're just playing a lot of mistake-filled baseball," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said.

The Brewers added two more runs in the sixth to take a 5-1 lead. With runners on the corners and one out, Schafer put down a perfect bunt to execute a suicide squeeze scoring Ryan Braun. Maldonado followed with a base hit to left field to score Lucroy from second.

Milwaukee's bullpen allowed just two base runners the rest of the way.

Game Notes

Milwaukee is 5-0 on its current six-game homestand ... The Brewers are 6-1 when scoring first this season and 7-4 when they hit at least one homer ... Castro extended his hitting streak to 12 games ... Jackson has 993 career strikeouts.

04/20 23:10:13 ET

  • NASL: RailHawks vs. Ft. Lauderdale

    Tomorrow at 7:30 am on WRAL-2

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: Atlanta Braves at NY Mets

    Tomorrow at 7:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox

    Sunday at 7:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
9th
PIT 3
MIL 5
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 1
9th
CLE 2
TOR 3
 
8th
DET 6
ANA 11
 
9th
NYM 0
ATL 6
 
8th
BOS 4
BAL 7
 
7th
TAM 3
NYY 5
 
9th
MIA 4
SEA 4
 
6th
TEX 10
CWS 0
 
6th
KAN 5
MIN 0
 
5th
COL 8
PHI 0
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
HOU
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
Final
TAM 1
MON 4
Final
BOS 0
DET 1
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3