Big firsts from Lake, Rusin carry Cubs over Brewers
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 6, 2013
Lake hit his first career grand slam, and his bunt single set up Rusin's two-run base hit to spark the Cubs to an 8-5 win over the Brewers and into a tie for last in the National League Central. Rookie outfielder Junior Lake showed some baseball savvy on Friday, Chris Rusin salvaged a couple of RBIs from an abbreviated start and Kevin Gregg reached an unexpected milestone. The Brewers lead the Cubs in the season series, 8-5, but both teams have 60-80 records. "Finishing fourth, fifth if you're not finishing first or going to the playoffs, it's not a good season," manager Dale Sveum said. Lake is having a good season. Two batters later, Lake homered on a 1-0 slider to complete the five-run inning. "He missed location a lot. "Who would have thought that when we left Spring Training that Kevin Gregg would be getting 30 of our saves?" Sveum said. "He's done one heck of a job.