The Chicago Cubs have jumped to an impressive early lead in Thursday afternoon's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Through fourth innings, the Cubs have taken a commanding 8-0 lead and knocked SP Zach Greinke from the game.
Greinke left the game in the bottom of the 4th inning after surrendering 7 ER on 9 hits and 1 walk. The usually sharp righty exited with runners on base and after a few more Cubs hits, his line was 3.2 IP, 6 K, 1 BB, with 8 ER.
Every Cubs hitter, with the exception of 1B Bryan LaHair (0 for 2) and Matt Garza (0 for 2), enters the 5th inning with at least one hit. Backup C Steve Clevenger leads the team with a 2 for 2 showing on 2 doubles, while 36-year-old Alfonso Soriano is 1 for 2 with a stolen base -- his first steal since ending the 2011 season with only 2 steals.
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