One day after being shut out by Jason Hammel, the Milwaukee Brewers turned the tables on the Chicago Cubs.
The Brewers had their best starter on the mound on Sunday as Kyle Lohse squared off against the Cubs top ace Jeff Samardziga, who entered the game tied with Johnny Cueto for the lowest earned-run average in baseball at 1.68.
When the dust settled, Lohse tossed a complete game, three hit shutout as the Brewers earned a 9-0 victory, taking two out of three in the series. Lohse saw his record improve to 7-1 and his ERA fall to 2.60.
Lohse needed only 93 pitches to go the distance against the Cubs, posting his 8th career shutout. He walked nobody and struck out six.
Lohse also helped his cause offensively. He had run-scoring singles in his two at-bats against Samardzija. Lohse started the day hitting .152 and now has dive hits and four runs batted in this season.
Ryan Braun clubbed a two run home run in the first inning, giving Lohse a 2-0 lead. Lohse made it 3-0 with a run scoring single in the second. The Brewers blew it open with a five run third inning. Lyle Overbay had the big blow, a three-run double.
The Brewers are back home at Miller Park tonight. They’ll send Matt Garza to the mound against the Minnesota Twins.