Zack Greinke Shines in Sweep over Cubs, Brewers Well on Their Way to Postseason

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Zack Greinke Shines in Sweep over Cubs, Brewers Well on Their Way to Postseason
MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 28: Zack Greinke #13 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park on August 28, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Brewers defeated the Cubs 3-2. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

In a 3-2 victory today, Zack Greinke helped the Milwaukee Brewers complete a sweep over the Chicago Cubs.

Greinke went 7 2/3 innings, only allowing one earned run, which was given up by a reliever. He struck out seven, walked only two and only gave up four hits.

Greinke improved his record to 13-5 and lowered his ERA to 4.05. Greinke had a dismal start to the season, but lately he's been pitching like his Cy Young-winning form from a few years ago in Kansas City.

The other guy in the two-man show today was Corey Hart. Hart had two hits, including a two-run homer in the fifth inning.

Closer John Axford recorded his 37th consecutive save and his 40th of the season.

The Brewers have been unstoppable lately. In August, the Brewers are 21-5 and are 10-and-a-half games ahead of the second place St. Louis Cardinals.

The team is 50-16 so far at home this season, with 15 home games still to play.

First baseman Prince Fielder leads the National League with 102 RBI and left fielder Ryan Braun is just .002 points behind the Mets Jose Reyes for the batting title. Braun now has a .334 average.

Corey Hart and Zack Greinke are incredibly hot right now, and the team is not showing any signs of stopping. They look like they're going to keep building on their division lead over the Cardinals.

If the Brewers keep this pace up, it will be smooth sailing for the final month of the season, and before you know it, they'll have clinched a playoff berth.

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