MILWAUKEE -- After starting the homestand with a pair of crisp, well-pitched games, the Milwaukee Brewers continued to struggle to find consistency over a stretch of time.
Like they have all too often recently, the Brewers played one of the sloppiest games of their season Thursday afternoon, committing errors that led to four unearned runs in a 7-2 loss to the Cubs.
By winning two of three in Milwaukee, the Cubs jumped into fourth place, sending the Brewers to the division's cellar.
"In order for us to get back in this or even get close, we can't play this type of ball," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "The starting pitching has been better, the relief pitching has been great for a long time; we are getting more consistent offensively. Then we have miscues like this that ends up really hurting us."
Wily Peralta's final line Thursday won't look that appealing, but he wasn't all that bad. Chicago got two runs in the second inning with just one hard-hit ball, as bloopers and weak gr...