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Quiet bats awaken in ninth as Brewers shutout Cubs

Quiet bats awaken in ninth as Brewers shutout Cubs
Posted July 29th, 2013 @ 10:20pm

CHICAGO (AP) _ Carlos Gomez broke a scoreless tie in the ninth inning with an RBI single and Jeff Bianchi added a two-run double to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Monday night.

The Brewers, sitting in last place in the NL Central, won for the third time in eight games and ended the Cubs' winning streak at three games.

Brewers reliever Brandon Kintzler (3-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the victory.

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop (1-1) gave up the single to Gomez on an 0-2 pitch and Jean Segura easily scored from second to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead. With one out and the bases loaded, Bianchi gave the Brewers insurance with a double to right to score two more runs and Rickie Weeks also added a two-run double as Milwaukee batted around in the ninth.

The two NL Central rivals will play a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday. Game one will begin at 1:20pm at Wrigley, followed by game two at 7:05pm. Both games can be heard in Madison on 1310 WIBA.

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