Cubs beat Brewers 5-1, stop 5-game losing streak
Luis Valbuena, Nate Schierholtz and Brian Bogusevic homered, and
the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 Thursday to stop a
five-game losing streak.
Jake Arrieta (3-2) didn’t allow a hit until two outs in the
fourth when former-Cub Aramis Ramirez singled between second and
third. Carlos Gomez hit a solo homer in the seventh.
Arrieta allowed three hits, struck out five, walked one and
drove in a run.
Valbuena stopped an 0-for-14 slide with his 12th homer, a solo
shot off Kyle Lohse (10-10) in the first. Schierholtz hit a two-run
homer in third that landed in the Cubs bullpen in center for a 3-0
lead, and Bogusevic added a pinch- homer off Donovan Hand leading
off the ninth.
Lohse gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings. He has
allowed 26 homers, tying Washington’s Dan Haren for the NL
NOTES: Cubs C Wellington Castro Brewers SS left after the
seventh inning with right knee soreness. … Chicago SS Jean Segura
did not play, a day after straining his right hamstring. …
Injured Brewers 1B Corey Hart, eligible for free agency after the
World Series, wants to remain with the Brewers. He is making $10
million this year, the final season of a $26.5 million, three-year
deal. ”I wouldn’t sit there and ask for anything that is
outlandish,” he said. ”I would take a discount to stay here
because I think I owe it to them to stay here and be a cheaper
player.” He had surgery on his right knee in late January and
missed spring training. ”I’ve told them I would be very generous
to stay here. Nobody wants to play for free, but I’ve basically sat
there and watched all season. That’s kind of what we’re hoping for,
but at the same time, you don’t know what’s going to happen.” …
Schierholtz’ 21 home runs are 12 more than his previous high of
nine with San Francisco in 2011.