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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Brewers Go Into Break Sucking It Up With 4-11 Loss

From Sportsline.com:

Glendon Rusch did his part to help Chicago's injury-riddled pitching staff.

Rusch filled in for Mark Prior with five solid innings and the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-4 Sunday for their third straight win.

Prior was scratched before the game with a strained muscle in his left side, suffered while he was taking batting practice Saturday. The team said it was too early to decide whether the injury would put the right-hander on the disabled list for the seventh time in his five-year career.

"That hurts, big time, because he was just starting to come around," Chicago manager Dusty Baker said.

It was tough news for the Cubs, who learned Saturday that Kerry Wood could miss the rest of the season with a partial tear in his right rotator cuff.

Rusch (3-7) allowed two runs and four hits in his first start since June 16. He struck out five and walked two.

"He gave us all he had, he hadn't gone that far in a long time," Baker said.


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