Two starts for lefty Doug Davis (pictured) has led to back to back bad outings for the Milwaukee Brewers pitcher. Davis worked just 3 1/3 innings and allowed 6 runs on 7 hits and the Brewers fell to the Cubs 9-5 at Wrigley Field.
In 7.1 innings of work, Davis has allowed 10 runs on 13 hits and his ERA has ballooned to 12.27.
Davis surrendered a 3-run homer to Chicago’s Xavier Nady and a 2-run homer to Jeff Baker.
Aramis Ramirez also homered for the Cubs. Ryan Braun had a 3-run homer and an rbi single. But pitching with a big lead, Ryan Dempster threw strikes and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits in 6 1/3 innings to pick up the win.
Today is an off day. Game 2 of the 3-game series is set for Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field.