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Brewers Beat Cubs, Earn Series Split at Wrigley
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jody Gerut hit a grand slam, Mike Rivera delivered a key bases-loaded double and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 Thursday for a four-game split between teams finishing disappointing seasons.

After making the playoffs last year, Chicago as the NL Central champion and Milwaukee as the NL wild card, both teams are all but out of contention with 2 1/2 weeks left. The Cubs fell to 75-70 and the Brewers are 71-75.

Gerut's second career grand slam capped a two-out rally that started when Randy Wells (10-9) walked No. 8 hitter Alcides Escobar, gave up a single to Brewers starter Dave Bush and another walk to Felipe Lopez.

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