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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Brewers Lose 3-6 To Cubs

From Sportsline.com:

The Chicago Cubs came through with two outs.

Jacque Jones and John Mabry each hit two-out, two-run homers in the first inning, and Jones made a leaping-bases loaded catch to end the sixth in the Cubs' 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

The Cubs scored all of their runs with two outs.

"We're just playing better as a team in those situations," Jones said. "Before, we weren't getting guys in, getting guys over and doing the job. It seems like guys are starting to relax a little bit more and letting the game come to us."

In the first game of a nine-game trip following an 8-3 homestand, the Cubs gave starter Carlos Marmol (5-5) all the runs he needed before he took the mound.

"I think that was huge for Carlos today to get that run support early," Cubs catcher Michael Barrett said. "That way, he could settle a little bit and pitch."

Ryan Dempster saved his 22nd game in 27 chances, dropping the Brewers a season-high eight games below .500.


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