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Brewers defeat Cubs 5-2

Outside of Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. By MuZemike (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
Outside of Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. By MuZemike (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WSAU-TSN) - Lyle Overbay homered to back Matt Garza's strong outing, and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Chicago Cubs, 5-2, in the opener of a three-game set from Miller Park.

Garza earned his first win as a Brewer, allowing two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts over seven innings against his former team.

Garza (1-2) signed a four-year, $50 million deal in the offseason after spending the previous two-plus seasons with the Cubs.

Francisco Rodriguez earned his 10th save of the season.

Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, while Ryan Braun also collected three hits with an RBI and a run scored for Milwaukee, which has won six of its last seven games.

Scooter Gennett, Jonathon Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez all knocked in a run for the Brewers.

Chicago starter Carlos Villanueva (1-5) took the loss after he allowed five runs on 11 hits over five frames.

Emilio Bonifacio and Ryan Sweeney each had an RBI in the setback, Chicago's third in a row.

The Milwaukee Brewers now have the league's best record at 17 and 6.

The Cubs and  Brewers play again Saturday at Miller Park.  Listen the game on WSAU 550 AM & 99.9 FM starting with the pregame show at 5:35 p.m.

 

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