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Brewers 3, Cubs 1
Cubs starter Angel Guzman tossed two scoreless innings on Sunday. (Kathy Willens/AP)
A series of Cubs relievers held Milwaukee in check for much of the game, but they bent in the seventh and broke in the eighth to the Brewers, who clinched the NL Wild Card and set up an NLDS matchup with the Dodgers for the Cubs.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (97-64)
Lost 1
Milwaukee 3, Chi Cubs 1   MIL
Milwaukee (90-72)
Won 1
September 28, 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 4 0
Milwaukee
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 X   3 4 1
Standings thru 9/28/08  |  Recap: CHC | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Brewers stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .280
Theriot, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .307
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .291
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 .289
  Marshall, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  Wuertz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Johnson, R, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .303
Hoffpauir, M, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .342
Cedeno, R, 2B 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 .269
Blanco, H, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .292
  Hart, K, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  McGehee, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167
Guzman, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Zambrano, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .337
  Gaudin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cotts, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hill, K, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .095
Totals 29 1 4 1 1 7 8  

a-Struck out for Guzman, A in the 3rd.

BATTING
TB: Ramirez, Ar 2; Theriot 2.
RBI: Cedeno, R (28).
GIDP: Theriot, Johnson, R, Lee, D.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 2.

 
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cameron, CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .243
Durham, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .289
Braun, LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .285
Fielder, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 .276
Hardy, SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .283
Hart, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .268
Counsell, 3B 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .226
Kendall, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .246
Sabathia, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .235
Totals 28 3 4 3 3 10 11  

BATTING
2B: Durham (35, Marshall, S).
HR: Braun (37, 8th inning off Howry, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Braun 4; Durham 2; Cameron 2.
RBI: Counsell (14), Braun 2 (106).
2-out RBI: Counsell; Braun 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fielder; Kendall 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Fielder (17, fielding).
DP: 3 (Durham-Fielder, Counsell-Durham-Fielder, Durham-Hardy-Fielder).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Guzman, A 2.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 5.59
Gaudin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.40
Cotts 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.29
Hart, K 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.51
Marshall, S (H, 3) 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.86
Wuertz (BS, 3) 0.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.63
Howry (L, 7-5) 1.0 2 2 2 0 2 1 5.35
 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 17-10) 9.0 4 1 0 1 7 0 2.70

WP: Guzman, A.
IBB: Fielder (by Marshall, S).
Pitches-strikes: Guzman, A 30-22, Gaudin 9-7, Cotts 12-8, Hart, K 23-15, Marshall, S 15-7, Wuertz 15-6, Howry 15-10, Sabathia 122-81.
Groundouts-flyouts: Guzman, A 0-1, Gaudin 3-0, Cotts 0-1, Hart, K 3-1, Marshall, S 1-0, Wuertz 1-0, Howry 0-1, Sabathia 10-3.
Batters faced: Guzman, A 7, Gaudin 3, Cotts 3, Hart, K 6, Marshall, S 3, Wuertz 4, Howry 5, Sabathia 30.
Inherited runners-scored: Wuertz 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 71 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:25.
Att: 45,299.
Venue: Miller Park.
September 28, 2008
September 28, 2008

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