It's been a whirlwind day with the draft but for the present day Cubs it's just another day and another game they have to try and win. Ryan Dempster was on the mound, still winless in June, though it's not because he hasn't pitched well. Other teams have certainly noticed and it's almost a certainty that Dempster will be traded, so it's good to see that the Cubs offense finally decided to give him a going away gift by scoring 10 runs and making sure he didn't leave Chicago without a win.
On the mound:
Ryan Dempster was outstanding in going 7 shutout innings. He allowed just 3 hits and no walks, completely shutting down the Brewers offense. Sean Camp and Jairo Asencio came on to finish up with two scoreless innings of their own
At the plate:
Alfonso Soriano gave Ryan Dempster all the runs he would need with a 3-run HR in the first inning, his 9th of the year. The Cubs also got a solo HR from Bryan LaHair (11), and Jeff Baker punctuated the victory with a 2 run blast in the top 9th. Starlin Castro had 3 hits on the day while David DeJesus continues to get on base. He walked twice and scored 3 runs.
The Cubs were clicking on cylinders today, getting a great performance from Dempster, solid relief, power, patience and clutch hitting (3 for 7 with runners in scoring position. The win snapped an 11 game losing streak on the road.
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