Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Edwin Jackson spun eight innings of one-run
ball to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 6-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers to avoid
a four-game sweep at Wrigley Field.
Jackson (7-11) scattered eight hits and struck out four without issuing a walk
to win for the fourth time in six starts.
Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and David DeJesus had two hits and three RBI
for the Cubs.
Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI for the Brewers, who
had won four of five entering the game.
Wily Peralta (7-11) was charged with four runs -- three earned -- on five hits
over five innings to drop his second straight start.
Chicago broke through for a pair of runs in the third inning. DeJesus
walked before Rizzo cracked his two-run blast over the wall in center field.
The Cubs added two more in the fourth. Starlin Castro got things started with
a solo homer to left-center with one out. After Welington Castillo struck
out, Cody Ransom walked and Jackson reached on a fielding error to put runners
on the corners for DeJesus, who ripped a single back up the middle. The ball
drilled Peralta and bounced to the right side of the infield, allowing Ransom
DeJesus' two-run single in the sixth made it 6-0.
Milwaukee got on the board in the eighth inning. Rickie Weeks singled then
scored on Lucroy's double to right field.
The game was delayed one hour and six minutes in the sixth inning ... The Cubs
were 3-for-8 with runners in scoring position ... Brewers starting pitcher
Yovani Gallardo was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring
injury ... The Brewers were 2-for-11 with RISP.
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