Rapid Reaction: Brewers 4, Cubs 2

July, 28, 2011
7/28/11
4:03
PM CT
Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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MILWAUKEE -- Here's a quick look at the Cubs' 4-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers:

How it happened: The Cubs were swept in the three-game series and scored just four runs in three games. They scored their first run in 17 innings in the first inning on Thursday as Tony Campana, an emergency starter in right field after the trade of Kosuke Fukudome earlier in the day, beat out an infield hit, took second on an errant pickoff throw from Shaun Marcum, stole third base and scored on Aramis Ramirez's sacrifice fly. Ramirez accounted for three of the Cubs four runs in the series. Ryan Braun's 21st home run and RBI double accounted for two of the Brewers' runs.
What it means:After trading Fukudome to the Cleveland Indians before the game, the Cubs are back to their season-worst 21 games under .500 and 14.5 games behind the first-place Brewers.

Outside the box: Tyler Colvin was recalled from Triple-A Iowa because of the Fukudome trade, and he will get significant playing time in right field for the rest of the season, according to manager Mike Quade said.

Next: The Cubs travel to St. Louis for a three-game series beginning Friday. Matt Garza (4-7 3.72) will face former White Sox pitcher Edwin Jackson, who will be making his Cardinals debut.

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Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jake Arrieta
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.53 167 156
OTHER LEADERS
BAS. Castro .292
HRA. Rizzo 32
RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
ERAT. Wood 5.03
SOJ. Arrieta 167