Brew Crew unloads on Cubbies and gain a game
The Milwaukee Brewers had a season-high 17 hits last night, in beating the Chicago Cubs 10-7 at Wrigley Field.
Mike Cameron reached base four times in his first contest after a 25-game illegal-substance suspension.
Cameron had a double, a two-run single, an infield hit and a walk, and he scored twice.
Corey Hart fell a homer short of the cycle and Bill Hall and J.J. Hardy churned out three singles apiece.
Ben Sheets improved to 4-0, despite giving up a career-high seven walks in five innings. Sheets struck out two, while giving up four runs on three hits.
Afterward, he said he felt okay while coming off a strained triceps muscle that forced him to miss his last start.
Eric Gagne pitched the ninth and got his eighth save.
The game was tied in the fifth when Milwaukee scored once to go in front for good.
It was the first time the Brewers scored double-digits in a game since April fourth against San Francisco.
Mike Fontenot hit a three-run triple to keep the Cubs alive in the seventh. Derrek Lee hit the night's only home run, as the Cubs lost their fourth game in their last five.
Chicago is now tied with St. Louis for the National League Central lead with Milwaukee a game back.
The Brewers and Cubs resume their series tonight (Wednesday). Right-hander Jeff Suppan will face Cubs' right-hander Ryan Dempster.