Rapid Reaction: Brewers 4, Cubs 2

April, 21, 2013
4/21/13
4:08
PM CT
By ESPNChicago.com
ESPNChicago.com


A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 4-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park.

How it happened: The Cubs’ Scott Feldman got off to a strong start, but was undone by a three-run homer from the Brewers’ Ryan Braun in the fifth. After Yunieski Betancourt led off the inning with a double, Feldman struck out the next two batters. An error on Feldman allowed Jean Segura to reach first and then Braun made him pay with the home run. Anthony Rizzo provided the scoring for the Cubs in the third, hitting his sixth home run of the season off Wily Peralta, a two-run shot with two outs. Michael Bowden, James Russell and Shawn Camp threw three hitless innings in relief for the Cubs.

What it means: The Cubs were swept by the surging Brewers, who have won seven straight to climb back over .500. The Cubs fell to 5-12.

Outside the box: The Cubs have committed nine of their 17 errors against the Brewers, with Feldman and Welington Castillo adding to the total on Sunday.

Up next: The Cubs’ 10-game road trip continues Monday with a series in Cincinnati at Great American Ballpark. Travis Wood (1-1, 1.83 ERA) will take on the Reds’ Mike Leake (1-0, 4.26 ERA) in a 7:10 CT start.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Starlin Castro
BA HR RBI R
.292 14 65 58
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Rizzo 32
RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
WJ. Arrieta 10
ERAT. Wood 5.03
SOJ. Arrieta 167