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Monday, June 26, 2006

Brewers Beat Cubs 6-0



From Sportsline.com:

Carlos Lee gave the rookie some advice on how to face Greg Maddux.

Lee hit a two-run homer and Prince Fielder homered twice -- one off the 300-game winner -- and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Monday night.

The Brewers bounced back after dropping two of three games against the Kansas City Royals, the team with the majors' worst record.

Fielder hit one of the three homers Maddux allowed.

"I told him look for the ball up and just be aggressive," Lee said. "What he kind of does is play around with you, soft, soft, soft, in and out."

The troubles continue for the Cubs, who have lost eight straight at home.

It is their longest losing streak at Wrigley Field since dropping 12 in a row to start the 1994 season. The Cubs, who have scored a total of two runs in their last three games, have lost 11 of 13 overall and have not won at home since beating Cincinnati on May 30.

Milwaukee starter Chris Capuano won his fourth consecutive decision and Gabe Gross added a two-run homer.

Capuano (9-4) allowed seven hits, walked two and struck out four. He left the game in the ninth inning after being hit on the right arm by a line drive from Aramis Ramirez. The team said he had a bruised forearm and would be evaluated Tuesday.

"I like pitching here because of the atmosphere, because of the fans and the history," said Capuano, who also pitched a shutout at Wrigley on April 30. "I think a lot us, it's almost fans when we come in here. We're players, but we're also baseball fans. It's just exciting to play here."

Derrick Turnbow relieved and got the final three outs in the Brewers' third shutout of the season. Two of those have been against the Cubs.

After a two-out single by Geoff Jenkins in the first, Lee hit his 24th homer on an 0-2 pitch from Maddux.

Fielder homered to right-center off Maddux (7-8) in the seventh and Gross added his homer later in the inning.

Fielder connected off Will Ohman in the ninth for his 16th homer of the season. It was the third multihomer of his career and two have happened at Wrigley Field.

"I don't know if it's this ballpark. Just luck I guess. I just tried to hit the ball up the middle and let the rest take care of itself," Fielder said.

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