MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers have won four of their last five after beating the Chicago Cubs 6-1 at Miller Park Monday night. Caleb Gindl fell a double short of the cycle. The rookie outfielder ended a 2 for 17 slump by going 3 for 3 with three R-B-I's and three runs scored. Gindl homered in back-to-back games for the only second time in his baseball career. His triple came in the fourth inning, and he scored the run which put Milwaukee in front for good. Starters Wily Peralta and Edwin Jackson both had a National League-leading 15 losses coming in -- and it was Jackson who got his 16th for Chicago. He went four innings, giving up two runs on two hits. Jackson could be seen having words with Cubs' manager Dale Sveum when he was removed. Sveum said Jackson wanted to stay in the game, but the skipper decided it was best that he not. Peralta, meanwhile, gave up no earned runs for the first time since July 21st. He struck out seven in six innings, giving up an unearned run on five hits. Peralta improved to 10-15. The Cubs scored their only run in the fifth on a two-out single by Starlin Castro. Milwaukee then scored two each in the sixth and seventh frames to pull away. The Brewers are now three-and-a-half games ahead of last-place Chicago in the National League Central. Game two of the four-game series is tonight. Right-hander Marco Estrada faces Cubs' right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Pregame coverage on WHBL begins at 6:35.
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