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Brewers 7, Cubs 4

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W: Dave Bush (5-7)
L: Randy Wells (10-9)
S: Trevor Hoffman (33)

HR: Jody Gerut (7)

MVP: Jody Gerut (+.412)
LVP: Mat Gamel (-.133)

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And, after a couple of rough days, the Brewers escaped Wrigley with a split.

They did it, surprisingly enough, behind the power of Jody Gerut, whose grand slam in the fourth inning was the game's only home run, and turned a 2-1 Cubs lead into a 5-2 Brewer advantage. Gerut went 1-for-2 with a walk in the game, and was pinch hit for by Corey Hart in the seventh inning.

Dave Bush was only ok today, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk in 5.2 innings, but for the second straight day the bullpen had the answer, as Todd Coffey, Carlos Villanueva, Claudio Vargas and Trevor Hoffman combined to pitch 3.1 innings of scoreless relief to close out the game.

Mat Gamel, Mike Rivera and Alcides Escobar started in the 6-8 spots today and went a combined 1-for-10 with a walk, but that single drove in two runs for Mike Rivera, and gave the Brewers some late breathing room.