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Brewers lose 8 straight

Outside of Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. By MuZemike (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
Outside of Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. By MuZemike (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

(WNFL)- The Milwaukee Brewers have lost eight straight games for the first time in four-and-a-half seasons, after falling to the Cubs in Chicago last night 6-2. The Cubs completed a three-game sweep, their first over the Brewers at Wrigley Field since August of 2004. Milwaukee keeps fading in the National League Central race. The Crew is now three games behind division-leading Saint Louis, with Pittsburgh five back. Matt Garza was shelled for six runs on eight hits, as he went three innings in his first start in a month. Garza said he felt fine afterward, and the Cub hitters kept finding holes in the Brewers' defense. The loss dropped him to 7-8. Cubs' rookie Kyle Hendricks gave up two runs in five-and-two-thirds frames. He improved to 5-0 in his last seven starts, and is 6-1 overall. Chris Valaika hit a two-run homer for Chicago, and prospect Jorge Soler drove in a pair of runs. Soler has hit safely in all seven games of his big league debut, with ten RBI's as the Cubs have now won 12-of-their-last-18. Logan Schafer had a run-scoring single for Milwaukee. Lyle Overbay scored the Brewers' other run on an error by Valaika at first. The Brewers have lost 11 of 13, and they've been stuck on 73 wins since last Monday night. Tonight, they'll open a four-game home series against Saint Louis which could determine whether the Crew can stay in the race. Right-hander Wily Peralta faces Cardinals' right-hander Michael Wacha.

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