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Cubs 11 Brewers 4, Cubs sweep!

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Box score.  The Cubs take the fourth and final game of this road series, sweep the second-place Brewers, and cruise to their fifth in a row.  The Cubs outscore the Brewers 31-11 in the series.  This is the Cubs’ first 4-game road sweep since 2004 in Houston.

Edmonds homers in the 3rd, a solo shot, then follows it up with a grand slam in the 4th.  Soriano added on another solo shot in the 8th, his 18th, as does Fukudome, his 8th.  Them north side boys is on fire.  It’s fantastic to see everybody producing.  It seems like every night a different guy steps up and gets things rolling.

More solid pitching for Harden, and finally some run support.  He goes 7, strikes out 9, and gives up 6 hits, no walks, and a single run.  He threw 105 pitches, and earns his first win with the Cubs.  Howry pitched the 8th: 1 BB, 1 K, 0 H, 0 R.  Eyre is back in game action after a stint on the DL, and pitches the start of the 9th: 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 ER.  Marshall finishes it: 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 K.

Brewers’ reliever Eric Gagné gets tossed in the 9th after throwing at Edmonds on a 3-0 count.  Gagné missed Edmonds, because Gagné sucks.  Edmonds is the bigger man, and takes his base.  The umpires issue official warnings to both teams afterward.  The very next pitch, from Seth McClung, is very high and tight to Soto, but the umpires take no action.  Soto proceeds to double off McClung, and Fontenot doubles right after, driving in Edmonds and Soto.

Prince Fielder also gets tossed, in the bottom of the 9th, for barking at the umpire about an earlier pitch call after popping out, and shattering his bat on the ground.

With this win, the Cubs are now 5 up on the Brewers, and 4.5 up on the Cardinals (until their game with the Braves this evening).

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Written by ollie

31 July 2008 at 1:29 pm

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