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MLB: Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 2

Aug. 22, 2012 at 12:20 AM   |   Comments

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Marco Estrada fired six shutout innings and Jonathan Lucroy backed him with a pair of RBI Tuesday in the Milwaukee Brewers' 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Estrada (1-5) notched his first victory in his 16th start of the year, baffling the Cubs on two hits. The right-hander struck out nine and walked one.

John Axford was called in to log his 19th save after the Cubs scored a two runs in the ninth and the Brewers clinched their three-game set.

Lucroy's two-run double in the sixth put Milwaukee ahead 4-0. Corey Hart and Carlos Gomez each drove in a run for the Brewers.

Chris Rusin (0-1) absorbed a hard-luck loss in his first major-league appearance for the Cubs, surrendering just one run on one hit over five frames.

Alfonso Soriano and Starlin Castro drove in the ninth-inning runs for Chicago.

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