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Cubs' Errors Help Brewers Win

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CHICAGO, IL (WHBL) - The Chicago Cubs committed three errors in the seventh inning Wednesday night to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 3-1 victory at Wrigley Field. It was Milwaukee’s eighth straight win over the Cubs, as the Brewers improved to 5-1 on their seven-game road trip. This game was tied at one when Nyjer Morgan bunted his way on base to open the seventh. Cubs’ starter Jeff Samardzija fielded the ball but threw past first base, and Morgan took second. A wild pitch then moved Morgan to third. And Jean Segura hit a base hit up the middle, which scored the game-winning run. After Mike Fiers struck out, Segura stole second – and he went to third when a throw from Welington Castillo got away. Darwin Barney recovered the ball and threw to third in time to get Segura. But third baseman Luis Valbuena took his eye off the ball, and it rolled toward the Cubs’ dugout. Segura raced home and scored without a play at the plate. Barney was first charged with an error on the play. But it was later charged to Valbuena, and that allowed Barney to set a new National League record of 114 straight errorless games at second base in a single season. Fiers got the win, giving up a run on four hits and a walk in seven-and-a-third innings. He struck out six, but the bullpen only produced one “K” after that. And it ended the Brewers’ streak of eight games with 10-or-more strikeouts, the most in the Majors since 1900. John Axford earned his 22nd save. Samardzija struck out 10 in seven innings but still took the loss. The Brewers have now won 20 of their last 25 over the Cubs. They’ll close out their series at Wrigley Field this afternoon. Right-hander Shaun Marcum will start against Cubs’ left-hander Brooks Raley. 

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