Brewers pitchers make Wrigley Field house of horrors - for Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers got clobbered last night by the Chicago Cubs, 19-5 at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs scored six runs in the first, and rolled from there.
Geovany Soto belted a pair of three-run homers, one off starter-and-losing pitcher Jeff Suppan, and the other off Brian Shouse.
Suppan gave up 11 runs on 11 hits in three and two-thirds innings, dropping his record to 1-1.
Derrick Turnbow gave up another six runs and four walks in just two thirds of an inning and his ERA mushroomed to 15.63.
The 19 runs were the most for the Cubs since May 5, 2001 and they were one short of the Milwaukee record for the most ever given up in a game.
The Cubs scored at least five times in three of their eight innings.
Ryan Dempster improved to 4--0, giving up three runs on four hits in six innings.
Ryan Braun hit a two-run double and an R-B-I single and Mike Rivera had a two-run shot for Milwaukee, which has lost four of its last six.
The Cub victory was the second in their last six and they ended April with a team-record 17 wins.
They're still in a virtual tie with St. Louis for the National League Central lead, with the Brewers two games back.
The Brewers and Cubs will wrap up their series this (Thursday) afternoon. Yovani Gallardo faces Carlos Zambrano.