Chicago Cubs Take First Game Against the Milwaukee Brewers

Joe WillettSenior Writer IJuly 3, 2009

CHICAGO - JUNE 18: Derrek Lee #25 of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run in the 8th inning against the Chicago White Sox on June 18, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the White Sox 6-5. (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 TheDailyCub.com, but still posts full articles about the Bulls and Bears here.


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