Chicago Cubs Take First Game Against the Milwaukee Brewers

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Chicago Cubs Take First Game Against the Milwaukee Brewers
(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Chicago Cubs were able to get out of their offensive woes against Seth McClung and the Milwaukee Brewers, as they took down the NL Central division leaders 9-5.

Derek Lee led the Cubs with a career-high seven RBI on two home runs, going two-for-four on the day.

Ryan Dempster had a decent start, allowing just three earned runs in six and 2/3 innings, tying a season high with nine strikeouts.

The Cubs scored all of their runs on home runs, starting with Lee’s first home run, a three-run jack in the first inning, which also drove in Sam Fuld and Ryan Theriot.

Two batters later, Jake Fox hit another home run, this one a solo shot that put the Cubs up 4-0 in the first inning.

The Brewers battled back in the second with a Mike Cameron home run that also knocked in Prince Fielder.

The Cubs again broke out in the fourth inning, starting off with a Geovany Soto solo home run with no outs.

Find out what happened later that inning and the rest of the game as well as an update on the Cubs acquisition of Jeff Baker from the Rockies here.

I'm Joe W.

Joe writes for, but still posts full articles about the Bulls and Bears here.

Follow Chicago Cubs from B/R on Facebook

Follow Chicago Cubs from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Chicago Cubs

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.