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|Braun Homers to Lead Brewers to 4-2 Win Over Cubs
|MILWAUKEE (AP)--Ryan Braun had three hits, including a home run, to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a series sweep with a 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.
The Cubs rode a three-game win streak into Milwaukee but struggled mightily at the plate during the series, scoring just four runs in three games. The last time the Brewers swept the Cubs in Milwaukee was May 3-5, 2005.
Shaun Marcum (10-3) pitched six innings to win his third straight for the Brewers, giving up two runs on seven hits. LaTroy Hawkins and Franciso Rodriguez each pitched a scoreless inning and John Axford closed out the game to record his 30th save in 32 chances. Axford has now converted a team-record 27 straight save opportunities.
Randy Wells (2-4) gave up all four runs on eight hits for the Cubs.
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