(Sports Network) - Veteran righty Edwin Jackson can turn in a second straight
gem on Monday night when the Chicago Cubs visit the Milwaukee Brewers to begin
a four-game series at Milwaukee's Miller Park.
Jackson, who turned 30 years old last week, celebrated a day after the
milestone with seven innings of one-run ball in a 9-1 defeat of the Cincinnati
It was his first victory in six tries for Jackson, who'd gone 0-4 since a 6-1
defeat of the Brewers on July 31 at Wrigley Field.
That win, which lifted Jackson to 4-5 in 11 career meetings with Milwaukee,
saw him allow a run on eight hits in eight innings while walking no one and
striking out four.
In 16 road games this season, Jackson is 4-8 with a bloated 4.96 earned run
average across 90 2/3 innings while allowing an opposition batting average of
For the Brewers, 24-year-old righty Wily Peralta tries to find consistency
after a subpar 10-start stretch.
The youngster was near .500 at 7-9 through his initial 20 outings of the
season, but has since won just two while Milwaukee has gone 3-7 with him on
He was a 6-1 loser to Jackson and the Cubs in the aforementioned July 31 game,
in which he surrendered four runs on five hits in five innings.
In his last start, on Sept. 10 at St. Louis, Peralta allowed just two hits and
three runs in 6 2/3 innings of a hard luck 4-2 loss.
On Sunday in Pittsburgh, Justin Morneau drove in the winning run in the eighth
inning as the Pirates took a 3-2 win over the Cubs to wrap up a four-game set.
Welington Castillo hit a two-run home run for the Cubs, who have lost four of
their last five. Travis Wood lasted six innings in the start and gave up two
runs on five hits. Pedro Strop (2-2) was handed the loss.
In Milwaukee, Sean Halton capped the comeback with the game-winning homer in
the bottom of the ninth, as the Brewers rallied over the final two innings to
take a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Jean Segura's two-run triple and a sac fly from Jonathan Lucroy in the eighth
knotted the score, then Milwaukee received some incredible glove work from
Carlos Gomez in the top of the ninth.
Jay Bruce came up with two runners aboard and sent a shot to deep center
field, but Gomez retreated toward the wall and jumped to rob him of a
potential go-ahead homer. Halton then lifted the Brewers to the improbable win
with his one-out blast over the left center field wall.
The Brewers won 10 of the first 15 games with the Cubs this season, after
winning the 2012 season series 13-4.
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