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Wild Card leaders
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Brewers 5, Cubs 1
Jeff Suppan left six men on base over five innings of work Friday. (Morry Gash/AP)
How about this to start the weekend? The slumping Corey Hart drove in the win, Rickie Weeks homered an inning later and Seth McClung pitched four superb shutout frames in relief. With the Mets' loss, the Crew has the NL Wild Card top spot back.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (96-63)
Lost 2
Milwaukee 5, Chi Cubs 1   MIL
Milwaukee (89-71)
Won 5
September 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 9 1
Milwaukee
0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 X   5 9 0
Standings thru 9/26/08  |  Recap: CHC | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Brewers stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .282
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 .303
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .292
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .287
Hoffpauir, M, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .379
Soto, G, C 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .285
  a-Hill, K, PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .105
  c-Pie, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .241
Edmonds, CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .235
Theriot, SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .304
Dempster, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .164
  Marshall, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  Samardzija, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Fukudome, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
  Gaudin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wuertz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Ward, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .214
Totals 33 1 9 1 2 11 16  

a-Struck out for Soto, G in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Samardzija in the 7th. c-Struck out for Hill, K in the 9th. d-Struck out for Wuertz in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Edmonds (20, 2nd inning off Suppan, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Hoffpauir, M; Theriot 2; Fontenot 3; Lee, D; Edmonds 5.
RBI: Edmonds (55).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hoffpauir, M; Soriano, A 2; Ward.
SAC: Dempster.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Edmonds (2, 2nd base by McClung/Kendall).

FIELDING
E: Hill, K (1, catcher interference).
DP: (Lee, D-Theriot-Lee, D).
Pickoffs: Gaudin (Braun at 1st base).

 
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cameron, CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .240
Durham, 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 .290
  Weeks, R, 2B 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 .236
Braun, LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .285
Fielder, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .275
Hardy, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .285
Hart, RF 4 1 2 1 0 2 1 .271
Counsell, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .224
Kendall, C 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .250
Suppan, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .140
  a-Branyan, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
  McClung, P 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .263
Totals 31 5 9 5 4 7 16  

a-Flied out for Suppan in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Kendall (30, Dempster), Hardy (31, Dempster), Durham (34, Marshall, S), Fielder (30, Gaudin).
HR: Weeks, R (14, 7th inning off Gaudin, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Kendall 2; Fielder 2; Hart 2; Hardy 2; Durham 3; Cameron; Weeks, R 4.
RBI: Kendall (49), Hart (91), Weeks, R 3 (46).
2-out RBI: Kendall; Hart.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Suppan; Counsell 2; Hardy.
GIDP: Durham.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
PO: Braun (1st base by Gaudin).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hart (Hoffpauir, M at 2nd base).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dempster 5.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 2.96
Marshall, S (L, 3-5) 0.1 1 1 1 1 1 0 3.74
Samardzija 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.28
Gaudin 0.2 3 3 2 1 0 1 4.45
Marmol 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.71
Wuertz 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.74
 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Suppan 5.0 8 1 1 1 5 1 4.96
McClung (W, 6-6) 4.0 1 0 0 1 6 0 4.02

Balk: Gaudin.
Pitches-strikes: Dempster 80-49, Marshall, S 11-7, Samardzija 11-7, Gaudin 18-9, Marmol 4-4, Wuertz 19-11, Suppan 91-57, McClung 59-37.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dempster 2-6, Marshall, S 0-0, Samardzija 1-0, Gaudin 1-0, Marmol 1-0, Wuertz 0-0, Suppan 2-3, McClung 4-1.
Batters faced: Dempster 19, Marshall, S 3, Samardzija 3, Gaudin 6, Marmol 1, Wuertz 4, Suppan 23, McClung 13.
Inherited runners-scored: Samardzija 2-1, Marmol 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 44,084.
Venue: Miller Park.
September 26, 2008
September 26, 2008

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