Cubs Vs. Brewers: Milwaukee Wins On Walk-Off HR, 4-3

The Cubs and Brewers complete their three-game series on Thursday.

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Cubs Vs. Brewers Final Score: Walk-Off Home Run Gives Milwaukee A 4-3 Victory

In the bottom of the 10th inning, Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki took a Casey Coleman pitch out of the park to break a 3-3 tie and give Milwaukee a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday afternoon.

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The Cubs rallied from a 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning, but the Brewers were able to score the equalizer in bottom half of the eighth and set up Aoki's heroics. Aoki hit two home runs on the day.

Matt Garza was solid on the mound for the Cubs, giving up two runs on three hits over six innings. Randy Wolf pitched 6-2/3 innings of scoreless ball for the Brewers.

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Cubs Vs. Brewers Lineups: Darwin Barney Hitting 2nd, Bryan LaHair Sitting Against Lefty

The Chicago Cubs (19-37) and the Milwaukee Brewers (25-31) square off on Thursday afternoon, and the Cubs are hoping for just sixth series win of the season. 1B Bryan LaHair will take a seat against the tough lefty, SP Randy Wolf, and 2B Darwin Barney heads to the No. 2 slot as the team hopes to improve their MLB-worst .269 weighted on base average against lefties.

Here's a look at the lineups, courtesy of MLB.com:

  1. Johnson, Re, RF
  2. Barney, 2B
  3. Castro, S, SS
  4. Soriano, A, LF
  5. Baker, Je, 1B
  6. Mather, CF
  7. Stewart, I, 3B
  8. Hill, K, C
  9. Garza, P

And here is a look at the Brewers lineup:

  1. Aoki, RF
  2. Morgan, CF
  3. Braun, LF
  4. Hart, C, 1B
  5. Kottaras, C
  6. Weeks, 2B
  7. Ransom, 3B
  8. Maysonet, SS
  9. Wolf, P

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Cubs Vs. Brewers Preview: Matt Garza Headlines Thursday's Rubber Match

The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers have traded blowouts -- the Cubs won 10-0 on Tuesday and the Brewers responded with an 8-0 victory on Wednesday -- so the three-game series will certainly come to a head on Thursday in the finale. Matt Garza (2-4, 4.10 ERA) is on the mound for Chicago, pitching opposite Randy Wolf (2-5, 6.05 ERA). Garza has often seen the worst of an generally impotent Cubs offense, and he has received just three runs of support over the last 25.2 innings, according to STATS, LLC.

Here is the game time and TV broadcast information for Thursday's matinee in at Miller Park in Milwaukee.

Game date/time: Thursday, June 7, 1:10 p.m. CT

Location: Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI

TV: CSN-Chicago

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Cubs Vs. Brewers Final Score: Milwaukee Crushes North Siders 8-0

A day ago, the Chicago Cubs gave starter Ryan Dempster his first win of the season in a 10-0 victory over the Brewers. On Wednesday, Milwaukee turned the tables in Miller Park by cruising to an 8-0 victory over the Cubs. The North Siders drop to 19-37 with the loss, while Milwaukee improves to 25-31.

The game was scoreless until the fourth inning when Milwaukee exploded for four runs. Reigning MVP Ryan Braun started the damage by ripping a double to deep left to score right fielder Norichika Aoki. Cody Ransom and second baseman Brooks Conrad would each add RBIs before the inning ended.

Zack Greinke improved to 7-2 on the season by allowing only two hits and striking out 12 over seven innings.

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Chicago Cubs Place Blake Parker On 60-Day DL, Purchase Manny Corpas' Contract

The Chicago Cubs have placed reliever Blake Parker on the 60-day disabled list and replaced him on the 25-man roster with Manny Corpas, who had his contract purchased from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday. The team announced the pair of roster moves on its official Twitter feed.

Parker, 26, appeared in four games with the Cubs this season, pitching 4.1 scoreless innings with five strikeouts and three walks. He likely won't be ready to return until far later in the season, sometime around August.

His replacement, Corpas, has spent the entire year in Triple-A. Pitching for Iowa, the 29-year-old has posted a 4.01 ERA over 33.2 innings with 19 strikeouts and nine walks. He's mostly struggled in the majors since his breakout with the Rockies in 2007.

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Cubs Vs. Brewers Lineups: Chicago Repeats Tuesday's Successful Lineup

After putting up an impressive ten runs on the Milwaukee Brewers' pitching staff on Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs are going with the same batting order as the two teams face off on Wednesday. Cubs manager Dale Sveum has publicly discussed possible changes of late, but he's apparently decided to hold steady with his batting order in this series.

On Tuesday, the Cubs snapped a four-game losing streak by routing Milwaukee, 10-0, in one of their best offensive performances of the season. The win also snapped an 11-game road losing streak, which matches the franchise record set in 1954.

Here's the Cubs' full lineup:

And here's the lineup for Milwaukee:

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Cubs Vs. Brewers Preview: Chicago Looks To Score Big On Zack Greinke

The Chicago Cubs should have their hands full on Wednesday night as they face the Milwaukee Brewers just one day after a rare blowout victory for the Cubbies. The Brewers' ace, Zack Greinke, is taking the mound, so the Cubs' offense presumably won't have an easy time matching Tuesday's offensive output.

Since joining Milwaukee before last season, Greinke has been nothing short of lights out while pitching at Miller Park. Over 20 starts there, he's 14-0 with a 2.64 ERA and the Brewers have lost just one game at the ballpark with him on the mound.

The Cubs have Paul Maholm going as he looks to bump his win-loss record above .500 on the year. Since pitching seven shutout innings on May 9 to improve his record to 4-2, the Cubs have lost four straight games with him on the mound.

Game date/time: Tuesday, June 6, 7:10 p.m. CT

Location: Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI

TV: CSN

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2012 MLB All-Star Game Voting Leaders: Starlin Castro 3rd Among N.L. Shortstops

Two Chicago Cubs players rank in the top five at their position in the first balloting update for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. Shortstop Starlin Castro is third among National League shortstops, trailing Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki by 397,000 votes. The Cubs' Bryan LaHair is fourth among N.L. first basemen, trailing Cincinnati's reigning MVP Joey Votto by 923,000 votes.

Here's a look at N.L. voting at catcher and shortstop:

SHORTSTOP
Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 823,708
Rafael Furcal, Cardinals: 803,254
Starlin Castro, Cubs: 526,811
Jose Reyes, Marlins: 425,682
Alex Gonzalez, Brewers: 399,218

CATCHERS
Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 1,100,048
Buster Posey, Giants: 1,072,464
Brian McCann, Braves: 707,508
Carlos Ruiz, Phillies: 562,021
Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers: 457,590

Though the North Siders currently boast the second worst record in baseball, they'll have at least one All-Star, due to the rules of the game.

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Cubs Vs. Brewers Final Score: Ryan Dempster Finally Earns His 1st Win

It took him 10 tries, but Ryan Dempster finally has his first win of the season. The Chicago Cubs' Opening Day starter allowed three hits while striking out three over seven scoreless innings as the North Siders earned a 10-0 victory at Miller Park on Tuesday. The Cubs improve to 19-36 on the season, while Milwaukee falls to 24-31.

The Cubs scored three runs in the first, all thanks to Alfonso Soriano's ninth homer of the season. Bryan LaHair would crank his 11th homer in the fourth. Chicago kept piling runs in the eighth and ninth to push a five-run lead into blowout territory.

Shortstop Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a run in the win. Three Chicago pitchers combined to hold the Brewers to just five hits on the night.

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Cubs Vs. Brewers Lineups: Starlin Castro Remains In Chicago's Lineup

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum threatened disciplinary action after Starlin Castro committed a mental error during a game against the San Francisco Giants on Monday, but Castro is in the lineup for the Tuesday's game against the Brewers. The Cubs are trying to end a four-game losing streak.

The full lineup's for the day's game are below.

Chicago:

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Milwaukee:

1. Carlos Gomez (CF)
2. Norichika Aoki (RF)
3. Ryan Braun (LF)
4. Corey Hart (1B)
5. Taylor Green (3B)
6. Rickie Weeks (2B)
7. Cody Ransom (SS)
8. Martin Maldonado (C)
9. Yovani Gallardo (SP)

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Cubs Vs. Brewers Preview: Ryan Dempster Tries Again For 1st Win

The Cubs begin a series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

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