Bandy leads surging Brewers to 6-3 victory over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers got enough big hits and the assist they needed from their bullpen. And they did it in brutal conditions.

Jett Bandy and Domingo Santana hit two-run singles, helping the surging Brewers to a 6-3 rain-interrupted victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

''It was tough, it didn't feel like a baseball game for a couple of innings,'' manager Craig Counsell said.

On an afternoon with a 46-degree temperature and 37 wind-chill at the start, Bandy walked and scored on Orlando Arcia's bases-loaded infield single for a 4-3 lead in the fifth. The game was delayed 1 hour, 59 minutes in the top of the sixth, and Santana boosted the lead with his single just after the delay.

Arcia had three hits and an RBI for the NL Central leaders, who won for the 10th time in 12 games.

''It's not just one person, it's a whole team effort,'' Bandy said. ''It's someone new every day. Some days the pitching picks us up. Some days the offense carries us.''

Chicago dropped to 21-20 as Cubs pitchers walked 10.

Wily Peralta (5-2) struck out five over two scoreless innings after a shaky start by Paolo Espino in his major league debut. Carlos Torres worked the ninth for his first save in three chances.

Coming off a three-game sweep of Cincinnati, the Cubs took a 3-2 lead to the fifth. But reliever Mike Montgomery (0-3) loaded the bases with walks to Bandy and Keon Broxton, and Arcia tied it with a single on a slow roller toward second baseman Ben Zobrist. Bandy came home when pinch-hitter Jesus Aguilar took a 3-2 cutter for ball four.

Milwaukee added to the lead in the sixth thanks to two errors on one play by left fielder Kyle Schwarber, who dropped Jonathan Villar's pop fly near the edge of the infield and flipped the ball wide to second as he scooped it with his bare hand. That put runners on second and third with no outs and, after the delay, Santana lined a two-run single against Pierce Johnson.

''Schwarber made a great attempt at it, actually,'' manager Joe Maddon said. ''That's normally the shortstop's ball, but under the circumstances it was up for grabs, basically.''

Espino gave up three runs and five hits in four innings. The 30-year-old right-hander, who had pitched in the minors since 2007, was signed by the Brewers in November after three seasons in Washington's system.

Chicago's Eddie Butler lasted three-plus innings in his second start of the season, allowing two runs, three hits and five walks. The right-hander threw 46 of 92 pitches for strikes after tossing six scoreless innings at St. Louis last week.

QUOTABLE

''He's been following me and supporting me in everything. I was excited he was able to make it, flying in earlier from Panama. It was great. I saw a picture that he was in the stand. I saw that he got interviewed, so I bet he was excited I was.'' - Espino on having his dad Alex fly in for the game.

NICE CATCHES

Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist saved a run with men on first and third in the first inning, when he lunged to his left to snag Broxton's liner for the third out. Broxton got robbed again in the third when Kyle Schwarber dived to his right to catch a line drive.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: Ryan Braun (strained left calf) could return from the DL as early as Sunday, manager Craig Counsell said. A six-time All-Star and 2011 NL MVP, Braun has been taking batting practice and throwing. He is batting .287 with seven homers and 18 RBIs. ... 1B Eric Thames, back in the lineup for the first time since Sunday, had a single, two walks and two runs. He missed the first three games of the San Diego series before pinch hitting against the Padres on Thursday.

Cubs: OF Jason Heyward (sore knuckle on right hand) expects to return from the 10-day DL on Saturday.

UP NEXT

Struggling RHP Jake Arrieta (4-3, 5.44 ERA) starts Saturday for Chicago, while RHP Chase Anderson (2-0, 3.43) pitches for Milwaukee. Arrieta has a 7.27 ERA in his past five starts.

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  • W: W. Peralta (5-2)L: M. Montgomery (0-3)S: C. Torres (1)
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J. Villar 2B51000025.207.272.331.6030.0
T. Shaw 3B51100024.287.325.540.8652.0
D. Santana RF30120211.273.370.439.8104.5
J. Bandy C31220211.289.359.530.8896.5
K. Broxton CF40100115.265.326.447.7731.5
O. Arcia SS50310002.231.280.366.6454.0
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b- N. Franklin PH10000010.192.222.308.530-0.5
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c- H. Perez LF10000002.272.319.504.8230.0
  • a-walked for Espino in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Drake in the 7th
  • c-grounded into a double play for Peralta in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Schwarber LF40000032.182.305.351.656-1.5
K. Bryant 3B40000011.289.394.539.934-0.5
A. Rizzo 1B41100010.224.360.397.7571.5
I. Happ CF41100010.333.462.7141.1761.5
B. Zobrist P30100000.246.348.385.7331.0
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Montero PH10000000.309.350.491.8410.0
W. Contreras C40120020.229.295.390.6842.0
J. Baez SS41100002.248.287.463.7502.0
E. Butler SP00000000.000.500.000.5000.0
M. Montgomery P10000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
P. Johnson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. La Stella 2B10000101.304.484.5221.0061.0
J. Jay RF30110013.293.398.373.7712.5
  • a-flied out for Strop in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Shaw (12)
  • SH - P. Espino
  • RBI - D. Santana 2 (19), J. Bandy 2 (14), O. Arcia (16), J. Aguilar (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bandy 2 (3), O. Arcia (2), J. Aguilar (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Jay (4)
  • SH - E. Butler (2)
  • RBI - W. Contreras 2 (19), J. Jay (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Sogard (2)
FIELDING
  • E - K. Broxton (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - A. Rizzo, J. Baez, T. La Stella
  • E - I. Happ, K. Schwarber 2 (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Espino4.05320304.501.256.5
R. Scahill1.00000102.160.003.5
O. Drake (H, 3)1.00000103.860.003.5
W. Peralta (W, 5-2)2.00001505.790.5014.5
C. Torres (S, 1)1.01000002.921.009.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Espino4.0
R. Scahill1.0
O. Drake (H, 3)1.0
W. Peralta (W, 5-2)2.0
C. Torres (S, 1)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Butler3.03225302.002.670.5
M. Montgomery (L, 0-3)2.02223102.602.50-5.5
P. Johnson1.02201200.003.001.0
B. Duensing2.00001303.790.506.5
P. Strop1.02000004.052.001.0
PITCHERSIP
E. Butler3.0
M. Montgomery (L, 0-3)2.0
P. Johnson1.0
B. Duensing2.0
P. Strop1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Espino 71-42, R. Scahill 11-8, O. Drake 12-11, W. Peralta 35-25, C. Torres 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Espino 4-6, R. Scahill 1-1, O. Drake 2-0, W. Peralta 1-0, C. Torres 1-2
  • Batters Faced - P. Espino 18, R. Scahill 3, O. Drake 3, W. Peralta 7, C. Torres 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Butler 92-46, M. Montgomery 48-23, P. Johnson 29-16, B. Duensing 29-18, P. Strop 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Butler 4-2, M. Montgomery 4-1, P. Johnson 1-1, B. Duensing 3-0, P. Strop 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Butler 17, M. Montgomery 11, P. Johnson 7, B. Duensing 7, P. Strop 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Thames 1B32100211.313.438.6791.1174.5
J. Villar 2B51000025.207.272.331.6030.0
T. Shaw 3B51100024.287.325.540.8652.0
D. Santana RF30120211.273.370.439.8104.5
J. Bandy C31220211.289.359.530.8896.5
K. Broxton CF40100115.265.326.447.7731.5
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b- N. Franklin PH10000010.192.222.308.530-0.5
W. Peralta P0000-000.250.308.250.000-
c- H. Perez LF10000002.272.319.504.8230.0
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  • a-walked for Espino in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Drake in the 7th
  • c-grounded into a double play for Peralta in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Schwarber LF40000032.182.305.351.656-1.5
K. Bryant 3B40000011.289.394.539.934-0.5
A. Rizzo 1B41100010.224.360.397.7571.5
I. Happ CF41100010.333.462.7141.1761.5
B. Zobrist P30100000.246.348.385.7331.0
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Montero PH10000000.309.350.491.8410.0
W. Contreras C40120020.229.295.390.6842.0
J. Baez SS41100002.248.287.463.7502.0
E. Butler SP00000000.000.500.000.5000.0
M. Montgomery P10000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
P. Johnson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. La Stella 2B10000101.304.484.5221.0061.0
J. Jay RF30110013.293.398.373.7712.5
Total33363011011-----
  • a-flied out for Strop in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Shaw (12)
  • SH - P. Espino
  • RBI - D. Santana 2 (19), J. Bandy 2 (14), O. Arcia (16), J. Aguilar (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bandy 2 (3), O. Arcia (2), J. Aguilar (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Jay (4)
  • SH - E. Butler (2)
  • RBI - W. Contreras 2 (19), J. Jay (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Sogard (2)
FIELDING
  • E - K. Broxton (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - A. Rizzo, J. Baez, T. La Stella
  • E - I. Happ, K. Schwarber 2 (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Espino4.05320304.501.256.5
R. Scahill1.00000102.160.003.5
O. Drake (H, 3)1.00000103.860.003.5
W. Peralta (W, 5-2)2.00001505.790.5014.5
C. Torres (S, 1)1.01000002.921.009.0
Total9.06321100---
PITCHERSIP
P. Espino4.0
R. Scahill1.0
O. Drake (H, 3)1.0
W. Peralta (W, 5-2)2.0
C. Torres (S, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Butler3.03225302.002.670.5
M. Montgomery (L, 0-3)2.02223102.602.50-5.5
P. Johnson1.02201200.003.001.0
B. Duensing2.00001303.790.506.5
P. Strop1.02000004.052.001.0
Total9.09641090---
PITCHERSIP
E. Butler3.0
M. Montgomery (L, 0-3)2.0
P. Johnson1.0
B. Duensing2.0
P. Strop1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Espino 71-42, R. Scahill 11-8, O. Drake 12-11, W. Peralta 35-25, C. Torres 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Espino 4-6, R. Scahill 1-1, O. Drake 2-0, W. Peralta 1-0, C. Torres 1-2
  • Batters Faced - P. Espino 18, R. Scahill 3, O. Drake 3, W. Peralta 7, C. Torres 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Butler 92-46, M. Montgomery 48-23, P. Johnson 29-16, B. Duensing 29-18, P. Strop 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Butler 4-2, M. Montgomery 4-1, P. Johnson 1-1, B. Duensing 3-0, P. Strop 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Butler 17, M. Montgomery 11, P. Johnson 7, B. Duensing 7, P. Strop 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Santana singled to center, Thames and Villar scored, Santana to second on right fielder Happ fielding error63
  • 5TH INNING
    Aguilar walked, Bandy scored, Broxton to third, Arcia to second43
    Arcia reached on an infield single to second, Shaw scored, Bandy to third, Broxton to second33
  • 4TH INNING
    Contreras singled to center, Rizzo and Happ scored, Zobrist to second23
  • 3RD INNING
    Jay doubled to right, Baez scored21
  • 1ST INNING
    Bandy singled to center, Sogard and Thames scored, Santana to third20
  • 9TH INNING
    • P. Strop Pitching:
    • K. Broxton: Broxton singled to center
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Arcia reached on an infield single to shortstop, Broxton to second
    • H. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Perez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Broxton to third, Arcia out at second
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Sogard flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Torres Pitching:
    • M. Montero: Montero flied out to left
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Contreras flied out to center
    • J. Baez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Baez singled to shallow right center
    • T. La Stella: Foul, Ball, Foul, La Stella grounded out to first
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • B. Duensing Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Shaw grounded out to first
    • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
    • J. Bandy: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bandy struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bryant struck out looking
    • A. Rizzo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • I. Happ: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • B. Duensing Pitching:
    • O. Drake: Strike looking
    • N. Franklin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, struck out swinging
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Franklin grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • E. Thames: Thames grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Baez grounded out to shortstop
    • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, La Stella walked
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • P. Johnson Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike swinging, Thames singled to center
    • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar safe at first on left fielder Schwarber fielding error, Thames to third, Villar to second
    • T. Shaw: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
    • D. Santana: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Santana singled to center, Thames and Villar scored, Santana to second on right fielder Happ fielding error
    • J. Bandy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bandy walked
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Arcia grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 3 Errors)
    • O. Drake Pitching:
    • I. Happ: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Happ grounded out to first
    • B. Zobrist: Zobrist grounded out to shortstop
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Villar grounded out to third
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike looking, Shaw doubled to deep right
    • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santana grounded out to third
    • J. Bandy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bandy walked
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Broxton walked, Shaw to third, Bandy to second
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arcia reached on an infield single to second, Shaw scored, Bandy to third, Broxton to second
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Aguilar walked, Bandy scored, Broxton to third, Arcia to second
    • E. Sogard: Sogard flied out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Scahill Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bryant fouled out to right
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • E. Sogard: Eric Sogard facing Mike Montgomery
    • P. Espino: Ball, Foul, Espino hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Arcia to second
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Strike looking, Sogard grounded out to first, Arcia to third
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Espino Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rizzo singled to right
    • I. Happ: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Happ singled to center, Rizzo to second
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Zobrist singled to right, Rizzo to third, Happ to second
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Contreras singled to center, Rizzo and Happ scored, Zobrist to second
    • J. Baez: Ball, Baez popped bunt out to catcher
    • M. Montgomery: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Montgomery struck out bunting foul
    • J. Jay: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jay grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • E. Butler Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Shaw grounded out to first
    • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, In play
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Broxton lined out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Espino Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Baez safe at first on center fielder Broxton fielding error, Baez to second
    • E. Butler: Butler hit sacrifice bunt to first, Baez to third
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jay doubled to right, Baez scored
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schwarber lined out to center
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Ball, Bryant flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • E. Butler Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Arcia grounded out to first
    • P. Espino: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Espino grounded out to first
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sogard walked
    • E. Thames: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Thames walked, Sogard to second
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Villar grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Espino Pitching:
    • I. Happ: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Happ lined out to left
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Zobrist grounded out to shortstop
    • W. Contreras: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • P. Strop Pitching:
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sogard walked
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Thames walked, Sogard to second
    • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Sogard stole third, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Thames to second
    • J. Bandy: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bandy singled to center, Sogard and Thames scored, Santana to third
    • K. Broxton: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Broxton lined out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Espino Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Bryant grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Rizzo flied out to deep right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)