The Cubs headed out on the road after completing their first three-game sweep of the season to go along with their first three-game winning streak. Unfortunately for the Cubs, Milwaukee is a lot better than Houston and the Cubs (42-63) lost Thursday giving the Brewers (57-49) a three-game sweep.
Aramis Ramirez gave the Cubs an early lead Thursday afternoon after his sacrifice fly drove in Tony Campana. The lead wouldn’t last long as the Brewers took the lead in the bottom half of the first after a sacrifice fly by Casey McGhee and an RBI double by Yuniesky Betancourt. Ryan Braun added to the lead with a solo homer in the third inning and an RBI double by Braun in the fifth gave the Brewers a 4-1 lead. The Cubs would cut the lead to 4-2 after an RBI double by Alfonso Soriano in the sixth, but that would be the end of the scoring as the Brewers won 4-2.
Randy Wells gave the Cubs a quality start Thursday allowing four runs in six innings of work on eight hits. Wells kept the Cubs in the game, but with very little run support took the loss to drop his record to 2-4 on the season.
Shaun Marcum continued his great season for Milwaukee. Marcum went six innings and allowed two runs on seven hits. The Brewers righty improved to 10-3 on the season. John Axford pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his 30th save of the season.
The Cubs will now head to St. Louis to open a series with the Cardinals. First game is on Friday evening.