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|Braun, Brewers Rally To Beat Cubs, 5-2
|MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Braun hit a go-ahead double in the fifth and Milwaukee scored three runs on the play when Darwin Barney made his second error of the inning, rallying the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night for their 25th win in the last 30 games.
George Kottaras homered in the fourth for the Brewers, who lead St. Louis by 9 1-2 games in the NL Central.
Barney made two mistakes in the fifth that cost Chicago, which leads the majors with 110 errors.
He failed to touch first base on a sacrifice bunt by Nyjer Morgan that moved Corey Hart to second, then his throw over the head of third baseman Aramis Ramirez allowed Morgan and Braun to score on Braun's RBI double.
Brewers starter Randy Wolf (11-8) allowed a leadoff homer to Starlin Castro before winning his fifth straight.
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