Brewers crushed by Cubs in Chicago, 13-7
The Milwaukee Brewers got crushed by the Cubs in Chicago last night, 13-7.
Yovani Gallardo said he felt rusty in his first start in 10 days.
He gave up seven runs in five and a third innings, striking out five while surrendering seven hits and five walks.
The loss evened Gallardo's record at 12-12.
All told, Brewer pitchers walked or hit 15 batters - four of them with the bases loaded.
The game was tied at five when the Cubs put the game away with five runs in the sixth inning. Geovany Soto hit a solo home run.
He and Derrek Lee each drove in three runs for the Cubs, who've won seven of their last eight to pull within five and a half games of Colorado for the National League Wild Card.
Aaron Heilman got the win in relief. He's now 3-3.
Corey Hart doubled and drove in three runs for Milwaukee, who've lost two straight.
Prince Fielder walked twice, and is now three walks short of the Brewers' season record of 99 free passes set by Jeromy Burnitz in 2000.
The Brewers and Cubs will play again tonight. Right-hander Braden Looper faces Cubs' righty Rich Harden.