Cubs Vs. Brewers Final Score: Offense Struggles In 4-1 Loss

The Chicago Cubs' offense was dominated by Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo on Tuesday night as the Cubs lost 4-1 to the Brewers at Wrigley Field. Gallardo went seven innings, struck out nine batters and gave up just one run on a home run hit by opposing pitcher Travis Wood. It was the third home run Wood has hit in his career.

Aside from Wood helping his own cause, the Cubs had two other hits, coming from shortstop Starlin Castro and third baseman Luis Valbuena.

Milwaukee took the lead in the third inning on a three-run home run by shortstop Jeff Bianchi. The Brewers added an insurance run in the eighth inning when Norichika Aoki scored as Rickie Weeks was caught taking second base.

Wood threw seven innings for the Cubs, giving up just the three runs on five hits. Wood is now 4-11 on the season.

With the loss, the Cubs have now dropped their last seven games against their NL Central rival Brewers and are 49-79 on the season. The two teams will play the third game of the four-game series Wednesday night at 8:05 p.m. ET at Wrigley Field.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, check out Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue and Brewers blog Brew Crew Ball. And for more news and notes from around baseball, visit Baseball Nation.

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