Craig Counsell

Craig Counsell

Milwaukee pitchers surrendered five home runs on Thursday and the Brewers fell to the Chicago Cubs 9-2 at Wrigley Field.

Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber clubbed a pair of home runs.  Dexter Fowler, Anthony Rizzo and Chris Denorfia also went deep for Chicago.  The Cubs ran their win streak over the Brewers to seven games.  Chicago has also won 13 of its last 14 games.

Brewers rookie Tyler Cravy (0-4) allowed a pair of singles and three walks through four innings before the Cubs exploded.

The Brewers stole four bases off of Cubs starter Jon Lester (8-8) in the third inning but managed to score just one run.

The Brewers return home to host the Philadelphia Phillies in the first of three at Miller Park tonight.  The Phillies have played better of late, but still own the worst record in the majors at 46-69.

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