That is one of three wins in four meetings between the teams for
Milwaukee this season, the latest a 4-3 triumph in Friday's series
opener. Chicago received home runs from Darwin Barney and Junior
Lake but was hurt by three errors, two wild pitches and a passed
ball in falling for the 10th time in its last 12 games. The Brewers
have won five of six overall and are 39-17 against the Cubs since
TV: 2:20 p.m. ET, FSN Wisconsin (Milwaukee), CSN Chicago (Chicago)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Brewers RH Matt Garza (2-3, 4.98 ERA) vs. Cubs RH
Edwin Jackson (2-3, 4.56)
Garza has a 7.07 ERA in three starts since dominating the Cubs on
April 25. Included in that stretch was a rough outing at St. Louis
in which he gave up five runs in three innings, lifting his road ERA
to 8.36. The 30-year-old is 12-7 with an impressive 2.70 mark in 28
career starts at Wrigley Field.
While Garza has scuffled of late, Jackson has been a bit better,
allowing four runs while striking out 12 in 13 innings this month.
The veteran has yielded just two home runs in 47 1/3 innings on the
year and has not issued more than two walks in a start since April
8. Jackson is 4-6 with a 3.69 ERA in 12 career starts against
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1. Lake has two home runs and eight RBIs in his last four games.
2. Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy is 9-for-26 with two homers and two
doubles against Jackson.
3. Milwaukee is 13-5 in its last 18 games at Wrigley Field.
PREDICTION: Brewers 5, Cubs 4
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