MLB: Brewers Waste Good Starting Pitching, Lose to Cubs 6-3

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- The Brewers got a good outing from starting pitcher Claudio Vargas, but they couldn't hang on for a win, losing to the Chicago Cubs 6-3 yesterday.

Vargas pitched three innings, giving up four hits and two unearned runs.

Chicago catcher Jake Fox hit his second homer in two days to key a four-run sixth inning.

The Cubs also got another strong pitching performance from right-hander Jason Marquis.

Third baseman Aramis Ramirez had an RBI double in the sixth.

Third baseman Craig Counsell was two-for-three for Milwaukee.

Kerry Wood pitched one scoreless inning in relief for the Cubs.

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