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Prior shows improvement
Brewers 5, Cubs 4
Mark Prior threw 101 pitches, 59 strikes, in Thursday's loss to Milwaukee. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Mark Prior continued to make strides in his third start of the season, striking out nine Brewers and nearly escaping a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the sixth, but a bloop single with two outs in that inning chased the right-hander and contributed to his third loss.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: June 29, 2006
MIL
Milwaukee (40-40)
Won 1
Milwaukee 5, Chi Cubs 4   CHC
Chi Cubs (29-49)
Lost 1
June 29, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Milwaukee
1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0   5 9 1
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0   4 7 1
Standings thru 6/29/06  |  Gameday  |  Brewers Stats  |  Cubs Stats
MilwaukeeABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Weeks, 2B5110023.281
Hall, SS4000141.268
Jenkins, RF4000012.253
Lee, LF3131100.283
Fielder, 1B4110013.287
Koskie, 3B3221100.267
Miller, C4011023.264
Clark, CF3000123.275
  Turnbow, P0000000.000
Gonzalez, P2000002.000
  a-Gross, PH1012000.270
  Wise, P0000000.000
  Capellan, P0000000.000
  Shouse, P0000000.000
  Hart, CF0000100.350
Totals3359551217 

a-Singled for Gonzalez in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (15, Prior), Miller (19, Prior).
HR: Koskie (11, 2nd inning off Prior, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Weeks; Lee 4; Fielder; Koskie 5; Miller 2; Gross.
RBI: Lee (64), Koskie (31), Miller (25), Gross 2 (21).
2-out RBI: Lee; Miller; Gross 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fielder 2; Gonzalez; Weeks.
GIDP: Jenkins; Fielder.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Weeks (16, 2nd base off Prior/Blanco), Lee (11, 2nd base off Williamson/Blanco), Koskie (1, 2nd base off Prior/Blanco).
CS: Hart (3, 2nd base by Howry/Blanco).

FIELDING
E: Gonzalez (1, fielding).
DP: (Weeks-Hall-Fielder).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4000010.248
Walker, 2B5120002.298
Lee, 1B2200313.286
Ramirez, 3B4010103.249
Jones, RF5023000.300
Nevin, LF4010114.228
  1-Marmol, PR0000000.000
Cedeno, SS3100124.274
Blanco, C3010122.232
Prior, P2000010.000
  Novoa, P0000000.250
  a-Murton, PH1000001.264
  Williamson, P0000000.000
  b-Perez, PH0000000.241
  Howry, P00000001.000
Totals334737819 

a-Grounded into a double play for Novoa in the 6th. b-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Williamson in the 8th.
1-Ran for Nevin in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Jones (16, Wise).
TB: Walker 2; Ramirez; Jones 3; Nevin; Blanco.
RBI: Jones 3 (40).
2-out RBI: Jones 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez; Nevin; Cedeno 3; Lee 2.
S: Perez.
GIDP: Murton.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Blanco (1, throw).
DP: 3 (Lee-Cedeno-Prior, Lee-Cedeno, Blanco-Walker).

 
MilwaukeeIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gonzalez (W, 1-0)5.03205605.12
Wise (H, 10)2.04220004.82
Capellan (H, 9)0.10001004.57
Shouse (H, 7)0.10000002.45
Turnbow (S, 23)1.10001203.28
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Prior (L, 0-3)5.28554919.00
Novoa 0.10000004.84
Williamson 2.01000103.86
Howry 1.00001203.38

WP: Turnbow.
IBB: Clark (by Prior).
HBP: Cedeno (by Wise), Pierre (by Shouse).
Pitches-strikes: Gonzalez 100-68, Wise 37-23, Capellan 6-2, Shouse 5-3, Turnbow 26-14, Prior 101-59, Novoa 2-1, Williamson 25-15, Howry 15-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gonzalez 3-6, Wise 5-1, Capellan 1-0, Shouse 1-0, Turnbow 0-2, Prior 6-2, Novoa 1-0, Williamson 3-2, Howry 0-0.
Batters faced: Gonzalez 24, Wise 10, Capellan 2, Shouse 2, Turnbow 5, Prior 27, Novoa 1, Williamson 7, Howry 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 1-0, Turnbow 2-0, Novoa 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 72 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 11 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:09.
Att: 39,144.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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