Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Caleb Gindl finished a double shy of the
cycle as the Milwaukee Brewers bested the Chicago Cubs, 6-1, in the opener of
a four-game set from Miller Park.
Gindl went 3-for-3 with a three RBI and three runs scored for Milwaukee,
which won for the fourth time in five games. The Brewers' rookie has homered
in consecutive games for the second time in his career.
Wily Peralta (10-15) gave up just an unearned run on five hits while striking
out seven. It was his first start since July 21 without surrendering an earned
Cubs' starter Edwin Jackson (8-16) absorbed the loss after yielding two runs
on two hits in four innings. Starlin Castro had a pair of hits and the lone
The home team broke through with a pair of runs in the fourth inning off
Jackson. With one out, Scooter Gennett singled and scored on Gindl's second
career triple to center. Gindl scored one batter later on Martin Maldonado's
sacrifice and ensuing throwing error on Jackson.
Castro's two-out RBI single to center put the Cubs on the board a half inning
later, but Milwaukee plated two more in the both sixth and seventh innings to
Yuniesky Betancourt pinch-hit for Peralta and singled to center to score
Gindl. Then with two outs, Jean Segura doubled home Betancourt.
Gindl capped his career night with a two-run homer in the sixth, a shot that
narrowly cleared the wall in center field.
A total of 11 pitchers were used ... Gindl was hitting just 2-for-17 this
month entering tonight's contest ... For the second straight night, Carlos
Gomez caught the last out in center field ... Chicago managed just 1-for-7
with runners in scoring position ... Castro had his 19th error of the season,
second worst among shortstops in the majors behind White Sox' Alexei Ramirez
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