Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Scott Hairston's sacrifice fly broke a tie game
and the Cubs scored three runs in the eighth to take a 6-3 victory over the
Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday at Wrigley Field.
David DeJesus went 3-for-5, scored twice and his two-run single gave the Cubs
a three-run cushion. Newly anointed closer Kyuji Fujikawa then worked out of
trouble in the ninth to notch his second save.
Anthony Rizzo knocked in a pair of runs and Cubs starter Travis Wood settled
in to throw 6 1/3 innings of three-run ball on six hits with five strikeouts.
Carlos Marmol (1-1), who was removed from his role as closer, pitched a
scoreless eighth to earn the win.
After a miserable first outing, Wily Peralta bounced back with a solid
performance, but John Axford (0-2) was touched for three runs on two walks and
a hit in the eighth. Peralta surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on six
hits with five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings of work.
Ryan Braun and Jean Segura both went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Brewers, who
had snapped a five-game losing streak with a 7-4 win on Monday against the
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