Schafer, Brewers down Cubs

Updated: September 7, 2013

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Logan Schafer’s triple highlighted a four-run
fourth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-3 in the
second portion of a three-game set from Wrigley Field.

After a Jonathan Lucroy single and Aramis Ramirez walk, Scooter Gennett
squeezed a grounder past Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro to plate Lucroy. Caleb
Gindl worked a walk before Schafer stroked a line drive out to left-center
field for a triple and 4-2 Brewers edge.

Lucroy had two hits while Johnny Hellweg (1-3) earned his first win of the
season. The right-hander surrendered three runs on four hits across six
innings for the Brewers, who have won two of their last three.

Jake Arrieta (2-2) lasted five innings and gave up three hits, four runs
and three walks for the Cubs, who have dropped three of their last five. Luis
Valbuena hit an early two-run homer in defeat.

The Cubs got back within 4-3 in the home sixth, when Brian Bogusevic
launched a fly ball out to right off Hellweg.

Alberto Cabrera started the eighth for Chicago and walked Aramis Ramirez with
one down. Zac Rosscup entered and, after fanning Gennett, walked both Gindl
and Yuniesky Betancourt to load the bases. He rebounded to induce a fly out to
center from Carlos Gomez to halt the Milwaukee attack.

The Brewers tacked on an insurance run in the ninth. Norichika Aoki reached
first on another fielding error by Castro, then two batters later, Lucroy
brought him around on a fly to right that eluded a diving Ryan Sweeney for a
5-3 game.

Jim Henderson pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 23rd save of the season.

The hosts hit the scoreboard in the second, when Bogusevic worked a leadoff
walk and came around when Valbuena cleared the wall in right.

Game Notes

Castro’s hitting streak ended at seven games … Chicago was 0-for-3 with
runners in scoring position and left four, while Milwaukee went 2-for-10 and
stranded nine … Gennett struck out three times.