Chicago Cubs defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 15-3

Chicago - With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers were ahead, 3-2. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, they were behind, 15-3. How does something like that happen?

How can a game you are winning turn into a complete debacle in two innings?

"We had a pretty good game going there," said Brewers manager Ken Macha, who mercifully was allowed to leave the premises early.

That's the way things happen this season for the Br...

Chicago — Are the Brewers' pitchers doing a proper job of protecting their hitters?

That continued to be a topic of discussion Wednesday as HBPs continued to pile up for the Brewers' hitters. With 57, they easily lead the National League in getting plunked, with Rickie Weeks (19) and Prince Fielder (18) ranking 1-2.

On the flip side, Brewers pitchers had hit 37 batters, seventh-most in the NL.

There were warnings in each of the first two games against the Cubs, bo...