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|Braun Comes Up Big Against Cubs
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Rickie Weeks hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and Ryan Braun and Casey McGehee each homered and drove in three runs Thursday, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
On an unusual 80-degree April day in Chicago with the wind blowing out at 18 mph, the Brewers overcame home runs by Derrek Lee, Marlon Byrd and Aramis Ramirez to avoid a sweep in the three-game series.
It was 5-all in the seventh when pinch-hitter Joe Inglett drew a two-out walk from Jeff Samardzija (0-1), stole second and scored on Weeks' single.
Trevor Hoffman, who had blown his two previous save opportunities, allowed one run ninth for his third save this season and record 594th of his career.
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