One day after being blanked by the rival Milwaukee, the Chicago Cubs responded by beating the Brewers 8-4 on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Junior Guerra entered the game with a career 1.74 ERA against the Cubs, but he allowed seven runs and nine hits before departing in the fourth.
Ryan Braun, who clubbed two home runs just one day earlier, left Wednesday’s game with a tight right ribcage. It comes after Braun had been swinging a hot bat. He had been hitting .388 with four HR’s and 12 RBI over the last 16 games.
The Cubs scored four runs in the first three innings against Guerra. Anthony Rizzo lined a two-run home run in the first. Jason Heyward doubled in a run in the third, followed by David Bote scoring on a Guerra wild pitch to make it 4-0. [Read more…]