MLB: Milwaukee 8, Chicago Cubs 2

May 12, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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MILWAUKEE, May 12 (UPI) -- Edwin Maysonet belted a grand slam -- his second career homer -- and Milwaukee used a big sixth inning to defeat the Chicago Cubs 8-2.

Maysonet, who was recalled from Class AAA Nashville last week to replace injured shortstop Alex Gonzalez, crushed a pitch from Cubs starter Chris Volstad into deep field with the bases loaded, capping a five-run sixth.

The infielder's only other homer came in 2009 as a member of the Houston Astros.

Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Brewers, who clinched their three-game series against Chicago at Miller Park.

Shaun Marcum (2-1) tossed seven strong innings, handcuffing the Cubs on one run. The right-hander broke a streak of four straight no-decisions by yielding just three hits and a pair of walks while striking out six.

Volstad (0-5) remained winless in seven starts for Chicago, surrendering six runs on nine hits over six full frames.

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