Chicago Cubs defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 8-2

Chicago — There was some hope there.

After Mike Burns' promising start at home against the New York Mets on Tuesday, the Milwaukee Brewers looked as if they might be able to survive with two spot starters in the rotation.

After the debacle of Sunday, it appears not.

Burns, making his third start since being called up from Class AAA Nashville to replace Dave Bush in the rotation, was in trouble from the start against the Chicago Cubs' normally meager offensive atta...

CHICAGO (AP) Ryan Braun just finished watching All-Star Ted Lilly shut down his Milwaukee Brewers, and he was frustrated.

So he let his pitchers know how he felt about their recent performance.

"Their starting pitching is a lot better than ours," Braun said after the Brewers were beaten 8-2 Sunday. "They threw the ball a lot better than our starters did. They certainly swung the bats better than we did. Clearly they were the better team. It's nice to get the one win ...