MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Chicago Cubs won their first series in Milwaukee in almost three years, after beating the Brewers 7-2 Thursday afternoon in the rubber game of their three-game set at Miller Park. The Cubs pulled away with a four-run rally in the third inning which made it 6-0 at that point. Caleb Gindl and Juan Francisco committed key errors before Dioner Navarro belted a three-run homer. Meanwhile, the Brewer offense could hardly do anything against Matt Garza, who struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings, while giving up a run on eight hits. Garza also went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored a run. He improved to 3-1. Wily Peralta took the loss, giving up all seven Chicago runs in five innings. He’s now 5-9. The Brewers didn’t score until the sixth, when Logan Schafer hit a run-scoring double. Francisco homered for the third straight day, a solo blast in the eighth. Rickie Weeks extended his career-high hitting streak to 11 games. Jean Segura, the National League hits leader with 102, extended his hitting streak to 10 games. Sean Halton singled for his first Major League hit, after the Brewers called him up late Wednesday night. The Cubs took 2 of 3, winning their first Miller Park series since September of 2010. The Brewers have a two-game losing streak, and are now a game behind the Cubs in last place in the N-L Central. The Crew opens a series at Pittsburgh tonight. Brewers’ right-hander Johnny Hellweg will make his big league debut against Pirates’ right-hander Gerrit Cole. Pregame coverage on WHBL begins at 5:30.
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