Cubs Lose, But Brewers Can't Capitalize
Chicago's magic number down to 3
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Sep 27, 2007 5:05 AM CDT
Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Bill Hall can't come up with a three-run scoring double hit by St. Louis Cardinals' So Taguchi during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The ongoing drama that is the National League Central pennant race continued to play out last night as the Cubs lost 7-4 to the Florida Marlins then, hours later, the Brewers failed to capitalize with a win against the Cardinals. The Cubs magic number is now down to three with four games left to play.

Florida defeated Chicago for the ninth game in a row, stretching back to last season, which ties for the longest active streak between two teams. The Brewers tension-filled, ejection-palgued loss to the Cubs means they no longer control their own destiny and every game is now basically a must-win.