A Jorge Soler RBI single got things going in the 2nd vs Beer Makers starter Tyler Cravy making it 1-0 Cubs. In the 3rd a Ryan Braun RBI single tied the game at 1-1 and that would be a close to a lead as the Brew Crew would get. The Cubs then go a Crooked five in the 5th backed by three Bombs (Fowler 2-Run HR and Schwarber/Rizzo Solo HRs) as Cravy was chased after the Schwarber bomb. Cubs led 5-1 after the 5th.
The Brewers than add one more as Schwarber again goes two-run bomb in the 7th and Chris Denorfia adds a Solo Blast in the 8th as the Cubbies win 9-2 going away. So much for Lester struggling as he moves to 8-8 allowing just two runs through seven and striking out 10. Cubs moves to 65-48 as the Brewers fall to 48-68.
If the Buccos get swept in St. Louis tonight the North Siders would be a 1/2 game back of 'Burgh Hardball as the NL Central is a beast!