|David DeJesus celebrates his 2nd career grand slam at Miller Park (photo from cubs.com)|
Carlos Marmol came in to pitch the bottom of the seventh and left the game with a strained right hamstring. He was actually throwing a lot of fastballs in the mid-90 mph range but the Brewers scored one run off him. Then Michael Bowden came into the game and the rest was downhill. Bowden served up a three-run double to Jonathan Lucroy to make it a 5-4 game.
In the ninth inning, Ian Stewart reached on a throwing error by Ramirez and advanced when closer John Axford threw a wild pitch. DeJesus then tripled which brought home the tying run and ended up also scoring the go-ahead run. Alfonso Soriano then singled to give the Cubs a two-run lead and led to Axford's exit.
But Rafael Dolis came in to pitch the ninth and blows the Cubs' lead by allowing a 2-run homer to Coery Hart. Kerry Wood pitched next and kept the game interesting, by throwing 9 straight balls for his first nine pitched, but luckily no one was able to score. The game then continued into the 13th inning, when Lendy Castillo hit the first two batters and then gave up a single to Ramirez and a game-winning RBI single to Corey Hart. The Brewers win, 8-7.
Tomorrow the two teams will play game 2 at 12:05pm CT, where Chris Volstad will start for the Cubs.