CHICAGO (WSAU-TSN) Logan Schafer's triple highlighted a four-run fourth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-3 in the second game of a three-game set.
After a Jonathan Lucroy single and Aramis Ramirez walk, Scooter Gennett squeezed a grounder past shortstop Starlin Castro to plate Lucroy. Caleb Gindl worked a walk before Schafer stroked a line drive out to left-center field and reached third after clearing the bases.
Lucroy had two hits while Johnny Hellweg (1-3) earned his first win of the season. The right-hander surrendered three runs on four hits across six innings for the Brewers, who have won two of their last three.
Luis Valbuena brought in two runs with a home run in the second. Jake Arrieta (2-2) lasted five innings and gave up four runs and three walks for the Cubs, who have dropped three of their last five.
The Brewers and Cubs wrap up their series at Wrigley Field on Sunday at 12:45pm CT. Because of Packers football, the game will be heard on Fox Sports AM-1930 FM-93.9.