Cubs defeated the Brewers 8-2 on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Ted Lilly improved to 8-6 on the season, going 6 1/3 innings, allowing just 2ER on 9 hits and no walks. Lilly fanned 9 Brewers players. Carlos Marmol worked a scoreless 9th inning with 2K’s and seems to be back on track.
Derrek Lee and Jake Fox were the hitting heroes for the Cubs. Derrek Lee went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI’s and 1 run scored, including a 2-run HR in the 1st inning. Fox went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored, including a 2-run HR in a 3-run 4th inning. Kosuke Fukodome, Ryan Theriot, Alfonso Soriano and Mike Fontenot each had 2 hits for the Cubs.
The Cubs trail the Cards by 2.5 games and the Brewers by 1.5 games in the NL Cental race. The Cubs have a 3-game seies against the Braves before opening up a huge 4-game weekend series against the Cards at Wrigley before the All-Star Break.