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Cubs beat Brewers 7-2 in 11 innings, retake first place
Tuesday Jun 12, 2018 12:00am

Cubs beat Brewers 7-2 in 11 innings, retake first place
(MILWAUKEE) – Anthony Rizzo turned on the power with a long homer down the right-field line in the 11th inning. Jason Heyward delivered a tying single in the eighth against one of the toughest relievers in baseball as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 in 11 innings. Rizzo's shot opened the scoring in a five-run 11th, driving a fastball that was down the middle of the plate from Matt Albers (3-2) that that snapped a 2-all tie. The Cubs scored four more runs in the inning with two outs, including a two-run double by Heyward. Trailing 2-1 most of the night, the Cubs scored six times over the last four innings against the Brewers' formidable bullpen. They won their seventh straight over Milwaukee. Cubs relievers tossed five scoreless innings, with Randy Rosario (3-0) retiring all six batters he faced for the win.
After being held to one run by Brewers starter Junior Guerra, the Cubs broke through in the eighth against a bullpen with a league-best 2.53 ERA. The Cubs got an effective outing from starter Jose Quintana, who allowed four hits, two walks and struck out three over six innings. With the victiry, Chicago now leads Milwaukee by a half a game in the N.L. Central standings.

Miami 7 – San Francisco 5
St. Louis 5 – San Diego 2
Arizona 9 – Pittsburgh 5

Anthony Rizzo watches his home run against Milwaukee (photo courtesy of Chicago Sun Times)
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