July 24, 2014

Quick start lifts Brewers past Cubs

Alex Gonzalez clubbed a 3-run homer in Milwaukee’s 5-run 1st inning to send the Brewers to a 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night.

Playing in chilly 40-degree weather, the Brewers jumped all over a wild Paul Maholm, sending 10 batters to the plate in the first inning.

Chris Narveson pitched five innings to improve to 7-1 with a 3.52 ERA in 14 career games against Chicago.  Narveson allowed three runs, two of them earned, on six hits.

Four Brewers pitchers, Marco Estrada, Kameron Loe, Jose Veras and Francisco Rodriguez worked the final four innings to preserve the victory. 

Yovani Gallardo (0-1) gets the start for the Brewers this afternoon in game 3 of the 4 game series.  Ryan Dempster (0-0) pitches for the Cubs in the 1:20 start.