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Tied for Wild Card
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Cubs 7, Brewers 3
Bill Hall reacts after striking out in the sixth inning on Saturday. (Morry Gash/AP)
The Brewers put together a furious rally in the eighth inning to come within a run of the Cubs, but they left the bases loaded and left themselves tied with the Mets for the NL Wild Card entering the final game -- barring a tiebreaker -- of the season.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (97-63)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 7, Milwaukee 3   MIL
Milwaukee (89-72)
Lost 1
September 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3   7 11 1
Milwaukee
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0   3 5 2
Standings thru 9/27/08  |  Recap: CHC | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Brewers stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Fukudome, RF 4 1 1 2 1 0 3 .257
Cedeno, R, SS 5 3 2 0 0 0 1 .272
  Wood, K, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hoffpauir, M, 1B 4 1 0 0 1 2 3 .357
Ward, LF 4 1 1 2 0 2 3 .216
  Pie, CF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .241
Johnson, R, CF-LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .306
Fontenot, 2B 5 0 2 3 0 1 1 .305
McGehee, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .174
Blanco, H, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .297
Lilly, P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .177
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Marquis, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203
  Cotts, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wuertz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Theriot, PH-SS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .306
Totals 39 7 11 7 4 6 22  

a-Singled for Wuertz in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lilly (2, Sheets).
HR: Ward (4, 1st inning off Sheets, 1 on, 2 out), Fukudome (10, 9th inning off Torres, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Ward 4; Cedeno, R 2; Theriot; Johnson, R; Fontenot 2; Fukudome 4; Lilly 2; Blanco, H 2.
RBI: Ward 2 (17), Fontenot 3 (40), Fukudome 2 (58).
2-out RBI: Ward 2; Fontenot.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fukudome 2; Lilly 2; Ward; McGehee.
GIDP: Fukudome.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Fukudome (12, 2nd base off Bush/Kendall).

FIELDING
E: Cedeno, R (5, throw).

 
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cameron, CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .241
Hall, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .225
  d-Counsell, PH-3B 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .228
Braun, LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .285
Fielder, 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .277
Hardy, SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .284
Hart, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .269
Weeks, R, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .234
Kendall, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248
Sheets, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .075
  DiFelice, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Dillon, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213
  Bush, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .088
  b-Durham, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290
  Parra, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226
  c-Branyan, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250
  1-Escobar, A, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  Torres, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Stetter, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Coffey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  e-Lamb, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
Totals 32 3 5 3 2 5 11  

a-Popped out for DiFelice in the 3rd. b-Grounded out for Bush in the 6th. c-Walked for Parra, M in the 8th. d-Singled for Hall in the 8th. e-Flied out for Coffey in the 9th.
1-Ran for Branyan in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Braun (39, Lilly).
TB: Braun 2; Counsell; Fielder 2; Cameron.
RBI: Hardy (74), Counsell (13), Fielder (102).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hart 2.
SF: Hardy.
Team RISP: 3-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Hall (19, throw), Weeks, R (15, fielding).
DP: (Hardy-Weeks, R-Fielder).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lilly (W, 17-9) 6.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 4.09
Marmol (H, 30) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.68
Marquis (H, 1) 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 0 4.53
Cotts 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.41
Wuertz (H, 3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.68
Wood, K 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.26
 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sheets (L, 13-9) 2.1 5 4 3 2 1 1 3.09
DiFelice 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.84
Bush 3.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.18
Parra, M 2.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 4.39
Torres 0.0 3 3 3 0 0 1 3.49
Stetter 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.20
Coffey 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.39

Lilly pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Cotts pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Torres pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

WP: Sheets.
HBP: Braun (by Marquis).
Pitches-strikes: Lilly 80-53, Marmol 12-9, Marquis 21-13, Cotts 1-1, Wuertz 5-4, Wood, K 12-9, Sheets 53-33, DiFelice 7-5, Bush 43-28, Parra, M 22-19, Torres 7-6, Stetter 6-2, Coffey 6-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lilly 8-3, Marmol 0-3, Marquis 1-0, Cotts 0-0, Wuertz 2-0, Wood, K 1-1, Sheets 2-5, DiFelice 0-1, Bush 5-0, Parra, M 2-0, Torres 0-0, Stetter 0-0, Coffey 1-0.
Batters faced: Lilly 22, Marmol 3, Marquis 5, Cotts 1, Wuertz 2, Wood, K 3, Sheets 15, DiFelice 3, Bush 10, Parra, M 7, Torres 3, Stetter 2, Coffey 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Marmol 2-1, Cotts 3-1, Wuertz 3-0, DiFelice 2-0, Stetter 1-0, Coffey 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 77 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 3:03.
Att: 45,288.
Venue: Miller Park.
September 27, 2008
September 27, 2008

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