CHICAGO (AP) Matt Garza felt a little off during his first two innings on Thursday.
After a few quick adjustments on the advice of Ryan Dempster, he was close to unhittable.
Garza pitched three-hit ball for 8 2-3 innings, and the Chicago Cubs sent Zack Greinke to his worst beating in 1 12 years in an 8-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday that prevented a four-game sweep.
Helping the Cubs improve to 2-5, Garza (1-0) struck out nine and walked two - both in the first two innings. He induced Cesar Izturis to hit into an inning-ending double play in the second, starting a stretch in which he retired 16 of 17 batters.
"I asked Dempster if he could look at something and right away he said, Yeah. It looks like this,'" Garza recalled. "It's awesome to have a guy like that on the bench."
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