Misery loves company and the Chicago Cubs have welcomed the Milwaukee Brewers back into a tie for last place in the NL Central Division with a 5-4 victory Wednesday night at Miller Park. The Cubs got after MIlwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo, sending him to the shower after just four innings. Gallardo gave up 8 hits and five runs although only three were earned. Ryan Sweeny hit a home run and Anthony Rizzo connected for a two run double, The Brewers tried to rally with Aramis Ramirez knocking one out and in the bottom of the ninth, Juan Francisco hit one to pull Milwaukee within a run. Rickie Weeks followed that with a double. He was sacrificed to third. When Yuniesky Betancourt hit a ground ball against a drawn in infield, Weeks broke for home but was thrown out at the plate. Kevin Gregg retired Scooter Gennett for the final out. Both teams have a record of 32-44 and will play the final game of the series Thursday afternoon with Wily Peralta facing Matt Garza. Pre-game coverage begins at 12:35 PM on WNFL.
Manager Ron Roenicke announced after the game that Gennett will be sent back down to Triple A Nashville. He had been platooning with Weeks at second base but Weeks has gotten hot at the plate, hitting over .400 this month. Rather than have him watch from the dugout, Roenicke says he wants to make sure Gennett gets more playing time in the minors.