MILWAUKEE -- As if things aren’t bad enough for the Cubs, they had to face left-handed starting pitchers for three of the next four days. The first one didn't turn out so well.
Norichika Aoki homered twice Thursday and the Brewers beat the Cubs 4-3 in 10 innings.
Left-hander Randy Randy Wolf started the finale of the series for the Brewers. The Cubs also have to face lefties two of the three weekend days they play the Twins.
Before meeting Wolf, the Cubs were 2-11 against left-handed starters this season and were batting .222 against them, tied with the Astros for worst in the National League.
Wolf shot down the Cubs for four innings and finally got a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Aoki hit a home run off Matt Garza. It was Aoki's second homer as a Brewre but the first that actually went into the seats. His first was an inside-the-park homer.
The Brewers took the lead to 2-0 in the sixth inning -- the last inning for Garza-- when Corey Hart doubled and scored on a single by George Kottaras.
The Cubs finally scored in the seventh inning, although the run was unearned. The only hit in the rally was an RBI double by Koyie Hill.
With Wolf gone, the Cubs took the lead in the eighth inning. Alfonso Soriano singled with two outs off Francisco Rodriguez, then Bryan LaHair pinch-hit a home run for a 3-2 edge.
But the Brewers came right back with the tying run when Aoki singled and scored on another Hart double, this one off Manny Corpas.
Aoki then led off the 10th inning with a homer off Casey Coleman.
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