Eric Thames ties a team record by homering in his fifth straight game, Ryan Braun is now second on the Brewers' career extra base hits list, and Milwaukee beats the Chicago Cubs 6-3 at a cold Wrigley Field.
Thames, Braun, and Jett Bandy all homered off John Lackey against a strong wind that blew in Monday night -- and all three hitters fell one triple short of the cycle as they combined for nine of the Crew's ten hits. Thames picked up his seventh homer of the year, two fewer than the whole Cubs' team, while tying Jeromy Burnitz' Brewer record of homers in five straight contests -- and Braun passed Paul Molitor to move into second on the Brewers' all time list with 652 extra base hits, well behind Robin Yount's 960. Chase Anderson gave up three runs in seven innings to improve to 2-0, while Neftali Feliz earned his fifth save and Lackey's loss dropped him to 1-2. Milwaukee has won six of its last seven, while the Cubs have dropped four straight -- and both teams will play again tonight (Tuesday) at Wrigley.