Chicago at Milwaukee

Chi. Cubs
W: D. Davis (9-6) L: C. Zambrano (4-4)
HR: CHC - None   MIL - C. Lee (18), C. Lee (19)

Brewers 9, Cubs 4

CBS wire reports

MILWAUKEE -- Carlos Lee started and capped Milwaukee's biggest inning of the season.

Lee hit two home runs, including a three-run shot during an eight-run second inning, and the Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 9-4 on Wednesday night.

"That's nice to bounce back from our last two losses," Lee said. "Eight runs in one inning. That was awesome."

Lee added a solo shot in the seventh for his 19th homer. The NL leader with 64 RBI has two multihomer games this season.

Milwaukee sent 12 men to the plate in the second and knocked out Chicago starter Carlos Zambrano (4-4).

"It's just a bad night," Chicago manager Dusty Baker said. "I doubt you'll see that kind of outing again."

The right-hander, who has just one win in his last eight starts, lasted a career-low 1 2/3 innings and gave up a career-high eight earned runs and seven hits.

"That happens," Zambrano said. "Sooner or later in your career you are going to have a game like this. I'm not a perfect machine. I'm not a perfect pitcher."

Milwaukee starter Doug Davis (9-6) won for the fifth time in seven starts and matched a career high with nine strikeouts. The left-hander allowed six hits, one walk and three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings as the Brewers won for just the fourth time in 13 games.

"He pitched great," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "Right from the beginning he was locked in. Keeping the ball down, making good pitches and changing speeds real well. He pitched extremely well."

Davis also collected the first double, RBI and run of his career in the second.

"It's nice to be able to help the offense for once," Davis said.

Lee, hitless in his previous 10 at-bats, led off the second with a single and scored the first run of the game on a bloop single to center field by Rickie Weeks. Davis, batting .069 on the season, hit a two-run double down the right-field line to give Milwaukee a 3-0 lead.

"At that point of the game, that was big," Lee said. "That was the biggest hit of the game because it could've easily been a groundball double play."

Brady Clark followed with a two-run single to right, and Lee's three-run homer to left capped the outburst.

Davis allowed just one hit in the first five innings and retired 11 batters in a row before Chicago scored three times in the sixth.

"When Davis hit that ball down the line you start thinking that maybe it's his night," Baker said.

Reliever Richard Hill, who did not allow a hit and struck out six in 4 1/3 innings, singled with one out in the sixth for his first career hit. He scored on a two-out double by Neifi Perez, and Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez also added run-scoring doubles to cut the deficit to 8-3.


Six of Chicago's eight hits were doubles. Lee has 33 RBI in his last 33 games against Chicago. ... Cubs 2B Jerry Hairston made a diving play on a groundball by Carlos Lee for the first out in the fifth and also made a nice play to end the inning. Geoff Jenkins hit a groundball off Derrek Lee's glove that Hairston caught with his bare hand and then threw to Hill covering first base. ... Jenkins struck out twice in the second inning. ... The Brewers have outscored opponents 42-15 in the second. ... Zambrano allowed a career-high nine hits in his last start against the New York Yankees.

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Players of the Game

C. Lee
AB 4
R 3
H 3
HR 2

D. Lee
AB 3
R 2
H 1
HR 0

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Corey Patterson, CF5000024 .250
Neifi Perez, SS4111010 .285
Derrek Lee, 1B3211110 .389
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4022000 .299
Jason Dubois, LF4000013 .242
Jeromy Burnitz, RF4010021 .288
Michael Barrett, C4010011 .281
Jerry Hairston Jr., 2B3000011 .257
   a- Todd Walker, PH1010000 .313
Carlos Zambrano, P0000000 .250
    Rich Hill, P2110010 .500
   b- Enrique Wilson, PH0000100 .095
    Joe Borowski, P0000000 .000
    Will Ohman, P0000000 .000
   c- Todd Hollandsworth, PH1000001 .256
a-singled for Hairston in the 9th
b-walked for Hill in the 7th
c-hit into fielder's choice for Ohman in the 9th
2B - Neifi Perez (11, Davis), Derrek Lee (25, Davis), Aramis Ramirez 2 (20, Davis, Wise), Jeromy Burnitz (17, Davis), Michael Barrett (13, Davis)
RBI - Neifi Perez (27), Derrek Lee (61), Aramis Ramirez 2 (44)
2-OUT RBI - Neifi Perez (7), Derrek Lee (21), Aramis Ramirez (14)
CS - Jason Dubois (1, 2nd base by Davis/D. Miller)
Team LOB - 6
DP - Perez-Hairston-Lee
E - Aramis Ramirez (6, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago Cubs
Carlos Zambrano (L,4-4) 1.2788121 4.27
Rich Hill 4.1000260 4.76
Joe Borowski 1111011 7.20
Will Ohman 1000010 2.20
HBP - Weeks (by Will Ohman)
WP - Will Ohman (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Carlos Zambrano 51-34, Rich Hill 66-44, Joe Borowski 16-11, Will Ohman 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Carlos Zambrano 2-1, Rich Hill 5-2, Joe Borowski 2-0, Will Ohman 2-0
Batters Faced - Carlos Zambrano 13, Rich Hill 15, Joe Borowski 4, Will Ohman 4
Milwaukee Brewers
Brady Clark, CF4112011 .330
Jeff Cirillo, 3B4000002 .269
Lyle Overbay, 1B4110010 .282
Carlos Lee, LF4334000 .280
Bill Hall, SS3110110 .299
Geoff Jenkins, RF4000023 .231
Rickie Weeks, 2B2111110 .270
Damian Miller, C3100122 .259
Doug Davis, P3112021 .094
    Matt Wise, P0000000 .000
   a- Wes Helms, PH1000001 .292
    Julio Santana, P0000000 .000
a-grounded out for Wise in the 8th
2B - Doug Davis (1, Zambrano)
HR - Carlos Lee 2 (19, Zambrano, Borowski)
RBI - Brady Clark 2 (28), Carlos Lee 4 (64), Rickie Weeks (5), Doug Davis 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Lee 4 (21)
Team LOB - 3
E - Jeff Cirillo (2, Wild throw), Bill Hall (7, Wild throw)
Milwaukee Brewers
Doug Davis (W,9-6) 6.2633190 4.44
Matt Wise 1.1111110 2.72
Julio Santana 1100000 3.42
Pitches-Strikes - Doug Davis 114-74, Matt Wise 27-17, Julio Santana 13-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Doug Davis 7-4, Matt Wise 1-2, Julio Santana 1-2
Batters Faced - Doug Davis 27, Matt Wise 6, Julio Santana 4
Game Information
Attendance - 41453
Game Time - 2:47
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Jerry Crawford, First Base - C.B. Bucknor, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Ed Rapuano