Ramirez drives in 2 as Brewers beat Cubs, 7-5
Aramis Ramirez drove in two runs in his return to Wrigley Field, Ryan Braun got booed relentlessly and the Milwaukee Brewers hung on to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Monday night.
The Brewers were sailing along with a four-run lead going into the ninth when things got real interesting. The Cubs scored two runs and loaded the bases before John Axford struck out Starlin Castro looking on three pitches to end the game.
Axford came in with runners on first and third with one out, and Ramirez immediately booted Marlon Byrd’s grounder to third, allowing one run to score. A pinch-hitting Steve Clevenger drove a run-scoring single to center that Carlos Gomez misplayed, putting runners on second and third and making it a two-run game.
After David DeJesus struck out, Darwin Barney walked to load the bases, but Axford struck out Castro for his first save.