The Milwaukee Brewers have ended their worst season in eleven years, falling to the Chicago Cubs 3-1 at Miller Park on Sunday.
The Cubs scored all three runs in the first inning off of rookie Jorge Lopez. Lopez hit a batter and walked the next two before giving up an Anthony Rizzo two-run single, giving him 101 R-B-I’s for the season. Lopez went five innings and fell to 1-1.
Cubs starter Dan Haren gave up three hits and a walk in six innings to finish at 11-and-9. Travis Wood earned his fourth save.
The Cubs now get ready to face the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Wild Card game at P-N-C park on Wednesday night.
The Brewers finished 68-94, which matched their low mark from 2004. They finished four games in front of last-place Cincinnati in the National League Central. But the Brewers lose 14 more games than a year ago, when they led the division for five months before collapsing in September.
The Brewers will now start to rebuild under new general manager David Stearns.