Cubs’ pitchers did it again! For the second consecutive night, Cubs’ pitching staff combine to shut out the Milwaukee Brewers.
Ryan Dempster was impressive, striking out 8 in 7 scoreless innings to earn his 100th career victory.
For the second straight game, the bullpen remained strong and Carlos Marmol earned his 30th save of the year.
In the first inning, Marlon Byrd notched his 900th career hit and reached a personal best, 156th base hit for the season.
Byrd has been a welcome addition to the Cubs’ lineup.
Xavier Nady belted a solo shot off the foul pole for the only run of the game.
The Cubs’ pitchers have held Milwaukee scoreless in the first two meetings and go for the sweep today. Casey Coleman takes the mound for the Cubs.