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No sweep
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Brewers 3, Cubs 2
Jeff Samardzija homered but took his first loss of the season. (Morry Gash/AP)
Jeff Samardzija, making only his second Major League start, homered for his first career hit, but he also gave up two long balls as the Cubs couldn't complete the sweep. Samardzija is the first Chicago player since Hee Seop Choi (2002) to homer for his first Major League hit.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (78-73)
Lost 1
Milwaukee 3, Chi Cubs 2   MIL
Milwaukee (75-77)
Won 1
September 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0   2 7 0
Milwaukee
0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 X   3 5 0
Standings thru 9/23/09  |  Recap: CHC | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Brewers stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .286
Colvin, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .200
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .308
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .322
Fox, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .274
Baker, J, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 .302
  1-Fuld, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Johnson, R, RF 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .255
  a-Scales, PH-RF 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 .252
Soto, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .219
Samardzija, P 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .200
  Marshall, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
  Berg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Fontenot, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242
  Stevens, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 2 7 2 1 11 13  

a-Doubled for Johnson, R in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Berg in the 7th.
1-Ran for Baker, J in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Johnson, R (8, Narveson), Scales (8, Weathers).
HR: Samardzija (1, 6th inning off Narveson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Samardzija 4; Scales 2; Baker, J 2; Soto; Theriot; Johnson, R 2.
RBI: Samardzija (1), Scales (14).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Colvin 2; Fox; Theriot.
SAC: Samardzija.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Theriot (21, 2nd base off Coffey/Kendall).

 
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Lopez, F, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .309
Gerut, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .237
Braun, LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .315
Fielder, 1B 3 1 1 2 0 1 1 .297
McGehee, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 .302
Cameron, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .251
Kendall, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
Escobar, A, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .297
Narveson, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Coffey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Weathers, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Catalanotto, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280
  Vargas, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hoffman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 3 5 3 1 7 5  

a-Flied out for Weathers in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Fielder (42, 4th inning off Samardzija, 1 on, 0 out), Gerut (9, 6th inning off Samardzija, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Braun 2; Gerut 4; Escobar, A; Fielder 4.
RBI: Fielder 2 (131), Gerut (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gerut; Cameron.
SAC: Narveson.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Braun (16, 3rd base off Berg/Soto).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Samardzija (L, 1-3) 5.0 5 3 3 1 3 2 7.53
Marshall, S 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.39
Berg 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Stevens 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.68
Grabow 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.10
 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Narveson (W, 2-0) 5.2 4 1 1 0 10 1 3.82
Coffey (H, 26) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.00
Weathers (H, 20) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.49
Vargas, C (H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.93
Hoffman (S, 35) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.84

Samardzija pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Game Scores: Samardzija 47, Narveson 67.
Balk: Berg.
Pitches-strikes: Samardzija 82-54, Marshall, S 6-4, Berg 9-7, Stevens 15-10, Grabow 12-8, Narveson 70-54, Coffey 11-6, Weathers 19-14, Vargas, C 5-4, Hoffman 14-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Samardzija 8-2, Marshall, S 0-0, Berg 0-0, Stevens 1-2, Grabow 1-1, Narveson 4-2, Coffey 1-0, Weathers 2-0, Vargas, C 2-1, Hoffman 1-0.
Batters faced: Samardzija 21, Marshall, S 1, Berg 2, Stevens 3, Grabow 3, Narveson 21, Coffey 2, Weathers 5, Vargas, C 3, Hoffman 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Marshall, S 1-0, Berg 1-0, Coffey 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 70 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 2:25.
Att: 32,340.
Venue: Miller Park.
September 23, 2009
September 23, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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