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@ StL
L 2-13
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@ StL
L 6-9
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Mil 2 - 4 ChC
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Brewers-Cubs Preview

(AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have held at least a share of the NL Central lead for nearly the entire season but that run is in jeopardy following a dismal end to this past month.

The Brewers will seek to begin September with a much-needed victory Monday against the division's cellar dweller, the Chicago Cubs, and start to build some momentum for a pivotal series later this week.

Milwaukee (73-63) hasn't been out of first place since April 4 and had sole possession of the Central lead dating back to July 21 until Sunday. The Brewers dropped into a tie with St. Louis after a 15-5 drubbing in San Francisco and the Cardinals' 9-6 victory over the Cubs (61-76).

AVG: S. Castro.289
HR: A. Rizzo30
RBI: A. Rizzo71
SB: A. Alcantara7
W: T. Wood8
ERA: T. Wood4.81
Saves: H. Rondon22
K: J. Arrieta135
NL Central
Milwaukee 7363.537-
St. Louis 7363.537-
Pittsburgh 7165.5222
Cincinnati 6671.4827.5
Chi Cubs 6176.44512.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .239 (28)
Runs: 523 (25)
Hits: 1120 (26)
Home Runs: 138 (5)
Stolen Bases: 56 (24)
OBP: .298 (29)
SLG: .386 (16)
Total Bases: 1808 (14)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.78 (18)
Runs Allowed: 578 (20)
Saves: 30 (25)
Strikeouts: 1122 (6)
OpBA: .245 (9)
OBP: .313 (17)
SLG: .367 (8)
Run Support: 3.79 (26)
Date Player Transactions
9/1 B. Parker Called Up from Minors
8/30 F. Doubront Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
8/30 F. Doubront Removed From 15-Day DL (Strained right calf)
8/30 Z. Rosscup Called Up from Minors (recalled as 26th roster player)
8/30 Z. Rosscup Return of 26th man
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Date Player Status
8/27 R. Sweeney Strained left hamstring (on 15-day DL)
8/26 A. Rizzo Left game - lower back tightness (day-to-day)
8/23 J. Ruggiano Left ankle surgery - out for season (on 15-day DL)
8/21 E. Jackson Strained right lat (on 15-day DL)
8/9 B. Schlitter off 15-day DL
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