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Cubs deal fading Brewers sixth straight loss

By The Sports Network Sept. 1, 2014 at 5:19 PM

The Brewers' elongated stay atop the NL Central is nearly over, as Welington Castillo's home run and three RBI led the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win over Milwaukee in the opener of a three-game series.

The Brewers had been alone or tied for first place in the division every day since April 5, but a five-game losing streak had them tied with the St. Louis Cardinals coming into Monday's play.

Luis Valbuena added a solo homer for Chicago, while Jacob Turner (5-8) struck out seven over 6 1/3 solid innings to pick up the win, the Cubs' third in five games.

Back-to-back home runs by Khris Davis and Gerardo Parra in the seventh provided the only offense for the Brewers, who had starter Jimmy Nelson (2-6) allow three runs on nine hits over six frames.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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