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McGehee delivered, handing the first game of the series to the Brewers.
It was another strong outing for Gallardo, who held the Cubs scoreless through seven innings before yielding to reliever Carlos Villanueva. Gallardo gave up four runs and two walks while striking out seven, but was taken out of the game after his pitch count reached 110.
Gallardo lost his first two starts of the season but hasn't lost since, becoming the bright spot in an otherwise shaky Brewers rotation. Coming into Tuesday, Gallardo had won his last two starts and was 6-0 with a 1.74 ERA in his previous nine.
It was the continuation of a trying road stretch for the Cubs, who finished a series in Houston on Sunday, flew to Pittsburgh to make up a rainout on Monday, then came to Milwaukee for the beginning of a three-game series.
Neither team had anything approaching a scoring chance until the Cubs' half of the fifth, when Marlon Byrd led off with an infield single, Castro smacked a two-out double to right and Gallardo walked Lilly to load the bases. But Ryan Theriot hit a soft grounder for a forceout at second base, ending the inning.
Lee hit a long fly ball in the sixth, but it sailed into the glove of Corey Hart at the warning track.
NOTES: Still fighting a sore thumb, Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez did not start Tuesday. ... Milwaukee reinstated RHP David Riske from the 60-day disabled list. Riske underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last June. RHP LaTroy Hawkins was placed on the 60-day disabled list.
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