Cubs ‘Brew’ rally
Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Starlin Castro looped a one-out single to right field in the 10th inning to score Tony Campana from third base, and the Chicago Cubs rallied past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Tuesday night.
The winning run capped a late comeback as Jeff Samardzija (5-2), the last of six Cubs pitchers, won his second straight game in relief.
Trailing 4-1, the Cubs scored three times in the eighth off Milwaukee reliever Marco Estrada. Castro doubled home Kosuke Fukudome, and Aramis Ramirez followed with his fifth homer, a two-run shot that tied it 4-all.
The rally spoiled a strong effort by Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo, who allowed three hits and struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings.
Campana opened the 10th with a double off Tim Dillard (1-1) and moved to third on Fukudome’s sacrifice, bringing up Castro.
Milwaukee maintained a share of the NL Central lead as St. Louis lost 8-6 at Washington.
The Brewers scored twice in the third inning, sending eight batters to the plate while leaving three on base.
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto’s seventh-inning solo home run broke up the shutout bid.
Cubs manager Mike Quade used five relievers over the final three innings, including rookie Chris Carpenter, who made his major league debut.
Chicago starter Randy Wells worked six innings, giving up eight hits and two earned runs. He struck out two and walked three.
NOTES: The Cubs activated outfielder Reed Johnson from the disabled list before the game and sent OF Tyler Colvin to Triple-A Iowa. Johnson was placed on the disabled list May 29, retroactive to May 26, with lower back spasms. Colvin was batting .105 with two homers and eight RBIs. ... The Brewers are 25-9 at Miller Park, but 13-21 on the road. ... The Cubs are 9-9 in one-run games. ... Braun leads NL All-Star vote getters. He had received 2.23 million votes in figures released this week. He is seeking his fourth consecutive All-Star start.