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National League Game Summary - Chicago at Milwaukee



(Friday, April 25th)

Final Score: Milwaukee 5, Chicago 2

Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Lyle Overbay homered to back Matt Garza's strong outing, and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Chicago Cubs, 5-2, in the opener of a three-game set from Miller Park.

Garza earned his first win as a Brewer, allowing two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts over seven innings against his former team.

Garza (1-2) signed a four-year, $50 million deal in the offseason after spending the previous two-plus seasons with the Cubs.

"He really went after guys," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said of Garza's performance. "His fastball was excellent and he just went after guys. We're playing good baseball."

Francisco Rodriguez earned his 10th save of the season.

Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, while Ryan Braun also collected three hits with an RBI and a run scored for Milwaukee, which has won six of its last seven games.

Scooter Gennett, Jonathon Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez all knocked in a run for the Brewers.

Chicago starter Carlos Villanueva (1-5) took the loss after he allowed five runs on 11 hits over five frames.

Emilio Bonifacio and Ryan Sweeney each had an RBI in the setback, Chicago's third in a row.

"The first inning obviously didn't start off well," said Cubs manager Rick Renteria. "Obviously not a very clean first inning. (Garza) goes right after hitters and he knows what he's doing. You have to tip your hat off to him a little bit."

Milwaukee scored two runs in the first on three straight hits to open the frame. Gomez singled to left, then stole second and scored on a Gennett double.

Braun knocked in Gennett in the next at-bat with a single to left that staked the Brewers to a 2-0 lead.

Chicago got one back in the top of the third on an Bonifacio single that plated Sweeney, who led off the inning with a walk.

Lucroy increased the cushion in the home half of the third with an RBI single.

Overbay homered to lead off the fourth inning and Ramirez knocked in Braun in the fifth with a sacrifice fly to left that gave the Brewers a 5-1 advantage.

Sweeney's RBI groundout in the seventh accounted for the final margin.

Zach Duke struck out the side in the eighth and Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth to close it out.

Game Notes

Rodriguez tied Robb Nen for 18th on the all-time saves list with 314 ... Braun extended his hitting streak against Chicago to 11 games. He has hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games ... Chicago was 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

04/26 02:41:36 ET

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MIN 2
 
4th
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TOR 75
 
Final
STL 5
HOU 2
 
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BOS 3
MIA 5
 
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TAM 2
MIN 1
 
Final
PHI 1
NYY 4
 
Final
ATL 8
WAS 9
 
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TOR 5
BAL 4
 
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NYM 5
DET 4
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SDP 5
CWS 0
 
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CHC 2
CIN 5
 
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CLE 9
KAN 11
 
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MIL 1
LOS 10
 
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TEX 3
SFG 12
 
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LOS 7
SEA 4
 
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ANA 3
COL 0
 
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ARI 2
OAK 7
 
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NYY 0
PIT 3
 
4th
IND 79
CHI 74
 
4th
WAS 92
MIA 81
 
4th
ORL 101
SAC 100
 
4th
CHA 87
TOR 75
 
4th
PHI 61
UTA 68
 
3rd
ATL 61
CLE 52
 
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NOP 47
BOS 47
 
2nd
HOU 51
DET 44
 
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MEM 43
LAL 46
 
2nd
BRK 37
PHO 39
 
1st
SAN 32
DEN 24
 
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MVSU 75
ARKPB 94
 
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CSOU 60
LONG 68
 
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WICHS 56
SILL 45
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RAD 66
WINT 67
 
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ILLST 71
EVAN 67
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HIGH 71
GWEBB 72
 
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UNCG 81
SAMF 76
 
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ELON 74
TOWS 69
 
2nd
KSU 76
AKR 73
 
2nd
BUF 66
BGU 65
 
2nd
DART 75
BRO 69
 
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WMICH 67
CMICH 57
 
2nd
PENN 52
CLMB 46
 
Final
PRIN 66
CORN 53
 
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OU 66
ILLCH 69
 
Final
OHIO 95
UMO 65
 
2nd
BST 48
NILL 53
 
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EMICH 85
TOL 59
 
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NIOWA 71
BRAD 46
 
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MURST 53
MORE 54
 
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HARV 19
YALE 22
 
1st
DREX 11
COC 5
 
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CITA 16
FUR 25
 
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CCAR 3
UNCA 7
 
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PAC 3
 
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NJD 1
CLB 3
 
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CAR 1
MIN 2
 
2nd
OTT 1
BUF 2
 
2nd
DET 2
CAL 3
 
1st
CHI 0
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