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Cubs finally score off Capuano but lose to Brewers

Apr 9, 2007 - 12:13 AM MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- The Chicago Cubs finally scored against Chris Capuano. The Milwaukee Brewers finally beat Wade Miller.

Capuano pitched five scoreless innings before running into trouble in the sixth and Geoff Jenkins and Craig Counsell each drove in three runs as the Brewers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-4 victory over the Cubs.

Trying to avert a weekend sweep, the Brewers had the right guy on the mound in Capuano (1-0), who pitched 26 scoreless innings in three wins against the Cubs last season.

The streak continued as Capuano threw five scoreless innings while the Brewers built a 6-0 lead against Miller (0-1), scoring four times in the second inning and twice in the fifth.

"The first five innings, all my pitches were working and I felt like I was at the top of my game," said Capuano, who improved to 8-2 all-time against the Cubs. "My command was tight and my pitches had a lot of good finish." Miller had been 11-1 in his career against Milwaukee, including a 6-0 mark at Miller Park.

"My record against them doesn't mean anything really," said Miller, who yielded six runs and nine hits in four innings. "I hadn't pitched in a spring training game since late March, so I was a little rusty out there. I didn't make my best pitches."

Jenkins hit a two-run homer in the second inning and Gabe Gross, who was making his first start of the season, followed with a home run over the right field wall. Damian Miller doubled and Capuano capped the four-run inning with an RBI single.

Counsell, who went 3-for-5, doubled to start the fifth and came around on singles by J.J. Hardy and Prince Fielder. Hardy scored on a grounder by Jenkins, increasing the lead to 6-0.

Miller enjoyed much of his success against Milwaukee when he pitched for Houston. Now 30, he is less than two years removed from shoulder surgery and signed with the Cubs as a free agent in the offseason.

"I worked too hard to get to this point, so I'm going to put this one behind me pretty quickly," Miller said.

Meanwhile, Capuano seemed to pick up where he left off against the Cubs, retiring the first 11 batters before giving up a two-out single to Derrek Lee in the fourth inning.

The Cubs finally broke through in the sixth against Capuano. Jacque Jones led off with a single, Alfonso Soriano doubled and Jones scored when Capuano mishandled a slow roller by Ryan Theriot.

Lee followed with a two-run double and Capuano walked Aramis Ramirez before being replaced by Matt Wise.

"(Capuano) started laboring there and falling behind," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "Sometimes there's not an explanation, it just happens."

"I just got a little tentative throwing the ball," Capuano said. "I started to get away from my aggressive approach and started trying to miss bats a little, picking around the zone. "

Michael Barrett capped the inning with an RBI single, pulling the Cubs within 6-4.

Chicago threatened in the eighth when Derrick Turnbow hit Lee with a pitch and yielded a single to Ramirez. But Turnbow, an All-Star closer last season, struck out Mark DeRosa, retired Barrett on a liner to left and struck out pinch hitter Daryle Ward.

"I like the fact we didn't roll over today," Cubs manager Lou Piniella said. "We lost an opportunity there in the eighth inning but we tried to battle back from a 6-0 deficit, which is always tough to do."

Counsell delivered a bases-loaded triple off Scott Eyre in the eighth after the Cubs intentionally walked Rickie Weeks.

"The triple in the eighth was big," Counsell said. "They had grabbed some momentum with their four runs, so it was important to hold onto a game like this."






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    Cubs vs. BrewersJul 26 9:19 PM


  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 6 1
    MILWAUKEE 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 3 x 9 13 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHN - WADE MILLER, NEAL COTTS (5TH), MIKE WUERTZ (6TH), WILL OHMAN
    (7TH), SCOTT EYRE (8TH) AND MICHAEL BARRETT
    MIL - CHRIS CAPUANO, MATT WISE (6TH), BRIAN SHOUSE
    (

    Apr 8 5:11 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY CRAIG COUNSELL SCORED TONY GWYNN JR, KEVIN MENCH
    AND RICKIE WEEKS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C COUNSELL ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 4
    MILWAUKEE 9 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: J HARDY (.304, 1-FOR-4)

    Cubs vs. BrewersApr 8 4:58 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: B Hall hit for C Villanueva.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 4
    MILWAUKEE 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: B Hall (.250, 1 HR, 2 RBI)

    Apr 8 4:31 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - PITCHING CHANGE
    CHN: WILL OHMAN (0-0, 0.00) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 4, MILWAUKEE 6
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.261, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Apr 8 4:27 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 5 1
    MILWAUKEE 0 4 0 0 2 0 6 10 1 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHN - MIKE WUERTZ
    MIL - CARLOS VILLANUEVA

    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.261, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)
    G JENKINS (.375, 1-FOR-3, HR, 3 RBI)
    C VILLANUEVA (.000,

    Apr 8 4:24 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MICHAEL BARRETT SCORED DERREK LEE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M BARRETT ON FIRST, A RAMIREZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 4
    MILWAUKEE 6 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: N COTTS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Cubs vs. BrewersApr 8 3:58 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DERREK LEE SCORED ALFONSO SORIANO AND RYAN
    THERIOT.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, D LEE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 3
    MILWAUKEE 6 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: A RAMIREZ (.417, 0-FOR-2)

    Cubs vs. BrewersApr 8 3:46 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY CHRIS CAPUANO ALLOWED JACQUE JONES TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R THERIOT ON FIRST, A SORIANO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 1
    MILWAUKEE 6 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: D LEE (.435, 1-FOR-2)

    Cubs vs. BrewersApr 8 3:43 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY GEOFF JENKINS SCORED J.J. HARDY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G JENKINS ON FIRST, P FIELDER ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0
    MILWAUKEE 6 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: G GROSS (.500, 1-FOR-1, BB, HR, RBI)

    Cubs vs. BrewersApr 8 3:25 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PRINCE FIELDER SCORED CRAIG COUNSELL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P FIELDER ON FIRST, J HARDY ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0
    MILWAUKEE 5 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: G JENKINS (.400, 1-FOR-2, HR, 2 RBI)

    Cubs vs. BrewersApr 8 3:19 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    MILWAUKEE 0 4 0 0 4 6 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHN - WADE MILLER
    MIL - CHRIS CAPUANO

    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: M DEROSA (.389, 0-FOR-1)
    M BARRETT (.125, 0-FOR-1)
    M MURTON (.333, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 8 3:06 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS CAPUANO SCORED DAMIAN MILLER.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C CAPUANO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0
    MILWAUKEE 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: R WEEKS (.150, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 8 2:34 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS CAPUANO SCORED DAMIAN MILLER.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C CAPUANO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0
    MILWAUKEE 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: R WEEKS (.150, 0-FOR-1)

    Cubs vs. BrewersApr 8 2:34 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GABE GROSS (1) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF WADE MILLER.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0, MILWAUKEE 3
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: D MILLER (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Apr 8 2:30 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GABE GROSS (1) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF WADE MILLER.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0, MILWAUKEE 3
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: D MILLER (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Cubs vs. BrewersApr 8 2:30 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY GEOFF JENKINS (2) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF WADE MILLER SCORED PRINCE FIELDER.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0, MILWAUKEE 2
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: G GROSS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Apr 8 2:28 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY GEOFF JENKINS (2) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF WADE MILLER SCORED PRINCE FIELDER.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0, MILWAUKEE 2
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: G GROSS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Cubs vs. BrewersApr 8 2:28 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 0 0 0 0 0
    MILWAUKEE 0 0 0 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHN - WADE MILLER
    MIL - CHRIS CAPUANO

    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.238, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
    G JENKINS (.385, 1 HR, 3 RBI)
    G GROSS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Apr 8 2:22 PM