Chicago Cubs Drop Fifth Straight After Chris Rusin’s Five-Run First


Sep 18, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers first baseman

Sean Halton

(11) is greeted by third baseman

Aramis Ramirez

(16) and catcher

Jonathan Lucroy

(20) after hitting a grand slam home run in the first inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs starter Chris Rusin allowed six runs in four innings, while the Cubs fell to their fifth straight loss and 14th shut out, 7-0, against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on Wednesday night.

The Cubs have scored seven runs during their five-game losing streak and are one game short of their season high set May 19-25.

Milwaukee scored five runs in the fifth inning off Rusin (2-4, 3.52 ERA). Aramis Ramirez hit an RBI single and Sean Halton hit an opposite field grand slam on a 3-2 pitch with two out.

Rookie Khris Davis hit a solo home run – his 10th of the season – in the fourth inning for a 6-0 Milwaukee lead.

Cubs reliever Alberto Cabrera hit Norichika Aoki in the foot, who then stole second and third before scoring on Carlos Gomez‘s RBI double in the fifth inning to push Milwaukee ahead 7-0.

Ryan Sweeney‘s double in the seventh inning was the Cubs lone extra base hit on the night.

Milwaukee starter Tyler Thornburg (3-1, 2.85 ERA) allowed two hits, struck out four and walked two in six innings.

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta (2-2, 4.42 ERA) and Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse (10-9, 3.46 ERA) are the starters for game-two on Thursday afternoon in Milwaukee at 1:10 p.m. CT (WGN/WGN 720).

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