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Brewers eliminated from Wild Card contention, after loss to Cubs

The Milwaukee Brewers were mathematically-eliminated from the post-season after losing to the Chicago Cubs 7-2 last night at Miller Park.

The Brewers lost their shot at the National League Central Division crown on Monday.

And last night's defeat eliminated them from the Wild Card they won last season, when they made the playoffs for the first time in 26 years.

Prince Fielder says it's unfortunate but they still get paid to play hard, and they'll keep doing so.

The Cubs jumped on the Brewers early for the second straight night, going up 6-0 after an inning and a half. Derrek Lee went 3-4 with a homer, two doubles, and two RBIs for the Cubs, who've three in a row.

Fielder belted his 41st homer for Milwaukee, which was out-scored 17-4 the past two nights.

Dave Bush took the loss, giving up six runs in one and a third innings to drop to 5-8.

Rookie Randy Wells got the win. He struck out five in six innings, giving up a run on seven hits. He's now 11-9.

The Cubs' slim playoff hopes are still alive.

They remain seven-and-a-half games back for the Wild Card with 12 to go.

The Brewers and Cubs will play again tonight.

Left-hander Chris Narveson goes for the Brew Crew against right-hander Jeff Samardzija.