Brewers 11, Cubs 2
CHICAGO (AP) _ Jeromy Burnitz, John Jaha and Jose Valentin all homered Tuesday as Milwaukee used a 16-hit attack to batter Chicago 11-2, ending a 10-game home winning streak for the Cubs.
Brad Woodall (3-2) held the Cubs scoreless into the seventh inning, allowing four hits with four strikeouts and one walk. He also helped the Brewers’ attack with three hits and a walk and scored twice.
Milwaukee scored six runs in the sixth inning to seal the win.
Kevin Foster, relieving Steve Trachsel (6-3), faced four batters and all got hits. Valentin ripped his 10th home run and fourth in the last four games, to score Marquis Grissom, who doubled, for a 6-0 lead.
Terry Mulholland relieved Foster and gave up an RBI single to Fernando Vina, making it 7-0. After a wild pitch added another run, Dave Nilsson’s two-run single made it 10-0.
Burnitz hit a 2-2 pitch from Trachsel into the center field bleachers in the first inning for his 15th home run.
The Brewers padded their lead to 3-0 in the third on RBI singles by Jeff Cirillo and Jaha. Then Jaha hit his fourth homer of the year in the fifth inning, making it 4-0.
Trachsel gave up four runs and six hits in five innings.
Brant Brown’s two-run single in the seventh accounted for Chicago’s runs.
Notes: When Milwaukee starter Brad Woodall retired the side in order in the first inning, it broke a 27-game streak where Brewers opponents had reached base in the first inning. ... The Brewers placed catcher Mike Matheny on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 15, with a strained external oblique muscle, and recalled Brian Banks from Triple A Louisville. ... Mark Grace needs three extra base hits to tie Stan Hack for 10th place on the Cubs’ all-time list.