CHICAGO -- Chris Capuano tried not to envision his first major league complete game.
"I was just hoping to make it through five with the big lead we had," he said. "I tried not to think about it too much, but I couldn't help it."
He had an anxious moment with two outs in the ninth, when Todd Walker singled off the center-field wall.
"I'm thinking just one more," he said. "Then he hit that ball. I didn't think it was going to be that close to a home run. At that point I was a little anxious."
He then retired pinch-hitter John Mabry on a game-ending groundout.
Making his 63rd major league start, Capuano (4-2) struck out six and walked none. He retired 11 straight until Michael Barrett's leadoff single in the eighth. Chicago did not advance a runner past second base.
Capuano's previous longest outings were 8 1/3 innings in back-to-back starts last year, at Washington on May 18 and against Colorado five days later.
"He was changing speeds with his fastball," Walker said. "He's crafty, meaning that he throws 89, 90 (mph), but also he also throws 86, 87, so that 86, 87 ball is darting down. He's got an unusual kind of release point -- he gets on you quicker than you are used to. I took some funky swings at him."
Taking advantage of a strong wind blowing out to left, Lee connected in the second inning off Carlos Zambrano. Rob Deer (1987) and Geoff Jenkins (2000 and 2001) both hit nine April homers for the Brewers.
"It seems like every time I face him, I see the ball pretty good against him and I have good at-bats," Lee said.
Zambrano (0-2) allowed seven runs, eight hits and five walks in four-plus innings. He faced seven batters in the fifth without getting an out and allowing four hits and three walks.
Zambrano finished April winless for the first time since he became a starter in mid-2002.
"I still have a long way to go," he said. "I think I have to work on my command. I'm leaving too many pitches in the middle."
Zambrano has tried to control his emotions on the mound this season, and Cubs manager Dusty Bakers wants Zambrano to go back to his old ways.
"Quite frankly, I want the animated, demonstrative, angry Z to return to tell you the truth, because this new calm Z (is not) working, so we want the old Z back," Baker said.
A day after the Brewers routed the Cubs 16-2, Lee homered for the game's first run, and Jenkins hit a run-scoring infield single in the third.
Milwaukee added five runs in the fifth, batting around for the third time in two games. Rickie Weeks doubled leading off, Hall tripled and Jenkins doubled off the ivy in left to make it 4-0.
Zambrano threw a pitch behind Lee, causing plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt to warn both dugouts, and the pitcher and batter exchanged words.
"You expect Zambrano to be pretty dominant every time he goes out there," Capuano said. "But we've seen that before, if you can get to him."
Zambrano said he wasn't distracted in the fifth inning.
"I didn't lose my concentration. That ball ran out of my hand," he said. "I didn't try to hit Lee. If I tried to hit Lee, I would've."
Hall added a two-run homer off Scott Eyre in the eighth.
|Fourth-year pro Chris Capuano throws his first career complete game, allowing five hits in the shutout. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Rickie Weeks, 2B||4||2||2||0||1||1||2||.273|
|Bill Hall, SS||4||2||3||3||1||1||0||.323|
|Geoff Jenkins, RF||5||1||2||2||0||2||2||.290|
|Carlos Lee, LF||4||2||1||1||1||0||4||.297|
|Prince Fielder, 1B||4||0||1||0||1||1||2||.344|
|Corey Koskie, 3B||5||1||1||2||0||1||1||.294|
|Damian Miller, C||4||0||0||0||1||3||1||.302|
|Brady Clark, CF||3||1||1||0||1||0||1||.205|
|Chris Capuano, P||3||0||0||0||0||2||3||.077|
|2B - Rickie Weeks (2, Zambrano), Geoff Jenkins (7, Zambrano), Prince Fielder (5, Zambrano), Corey Koskie (8, Zambrano), Brady Clark (4, Zambrano)|
|3B - Bill Hall (1, Zambrano)|
|HR - Bill Hall (5, Eyre), Carlos Lee (10, Zambrano)|
|SH - Chris Capuano (2)|
|RBI - Bill Hall 3 (10), Geoff Jenkins 2 (13), Carlos Lee (20), Corey Koskie 2 (6)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Hall-Weeks-Fielder|
|E - Bill Hall (4, Misplayed grounder)|
|Chris Capuano (W,4-2)||9||5||0||0||0||6||0||2.36|
|WP - Chris Capuano (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Chris Capuano 91-69|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Capuano 13-7|
|Batters Faced - Chris Capuano 31|
|Juan Pierre, CF||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.258|
|Freddie Bynum, CF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.235|
|Ronny Cedeno, SS||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.308|
|Todd Walker, 1B||4||0||2||0||0||1||0||.358|
|Aramis Ramirez, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.197|
|Scott Eyre, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ryan Dempster, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- John Mabry, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.280|
|Matt Murton, LF||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.286|
|Scott Williamson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Will Ohman, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Neifi Perez, PH-3B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.167|
|Michael Barrett, C||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.286|
|Jacque Jones, RF||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.228|
|Jerry Hairston Jr., 2B||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.257|
|Carlos Zambrano, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.083|
|Michael Restovich, LF||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.222|
|a-grounded out for Dempster in the 9th|
|b-grounded out for Ohman in the 7th|
|CS - Ronny Cedeno (2, 2nd base by Capuano/D. Miller)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - Ramirez-Barrett-Walker|
|Carlos Zambrano (L,0-2)||4||8||7||7||5||5||1||5.35|
|IBB - Clark by Carlos Zambrano|
|WP - Carlos Zambrano (1), Scott Williamson (3)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Carlos Zambrano 103-59, Scott Williamson 28-19, Will Ohman 9-7, Scott Eyre 20-12, Ryan Dempster 12-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Carlos Zambrano 5-2, Scott Williamson 2-1, Scott Eyre 1-0, Ryan Dempster 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Carlos Zambrano 25, Scott Williamson 7, Will Ohman 3, Scott Eyre 5, Ryan Dempster 3|
|Attendance - 39229|
|Game Time - 2:33|
|Temperature - 54|
|Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Randy Marsh, Third Base - Angel Hernandez|