MLB: Milwaukee 9, Chicago Cubs 3

June 26, 2013 at 12:45 AM   |   Comments

MILWAUKEE, June 26 (UPI) -- Rickie Weeks clouted a pair of homers and ignited a fifth-inning rally that carried the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.

The Brewers were trailing 3-1 in the fifth when they erupted for five runs to grab control of the contest, triggered when Juan Francisco drew a lead-off walk from Cubs starter Edwin Jackson and Weeks drove him in with a double.

After going to third on a wild pitch, Weeks scored the tying run on Caleb Gindl's one-out single and Jean Segura followed with an RBI double, putting Milwaukee ahead to stay.

Weeks added a two-run homer in the sixth and a solo shot in the eighth, finishing 3-for-4 with four RBI.

Jonathan Lucroy also drove in a pair of runs for Milwaukee, which took the opener of a three-game series.

Kyle Lohse (3-6) recorded the victory, yielding three runs on eight hits over seven innings. He didn't issue a walk and struck out three.

Jackson (3-10) was tagged for six runs on six hits in a 4 2/3-inning performance.

Nate Schierholtz belted a three-run homer for the Cubs.

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