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Weeks Leads Brewers Over Cubs

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Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks REUTERS/Darren Hauck
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks REUTERS/Darren Hauck

MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - Rickie Weeks pounded two homers and a double Tuesday night, as the Milwaukee Brewers crushed the Chicago Cubs 9-3 at Miller Park.  After an early slump, Weeks is having a solid June in which he’s hitting .439 with five homers and nine driven in. His batting average has jumped 47 points during the month to .230. The Brewers were down 3-1 when they scored five times in the fifth inning to go in front for good. Juan Francisco homered and doubled, Jean Segura had an R-B-I double, and Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run single as the Crew won its third game in its last four. Kyle Lohse finally got some run support, as he gave up three runs on eight hits in seven innings. He struck out three and walked nobody, as Lohse won his second straight decision and improved to 3-6. Edwin Jackson took the loss, giving up six runs in four-and-two-thirds frames. He’s now 3-10. Nate Schierholtz belted a three-run homer for Chicago, which has lost six of its last nine overall, and nine straight in Milwaukee. A slumping Starlin Castro took the night off for the Cubbies, ending baseball’s second-longest consecutive games’ streak with 269. The Brewers and Cubs will play again tonight at Miller Park. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo goes up against Cubs’ righty Scott Feldman.  Pregame coverage on WHBL begins at 6:35.

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