Brewers sweep Cubs; Braun raises average to .328

Ryan Braun went 3-for-4 with a double, home run, and 2 RBI in the Brewers 4-2 victory over the Cubs Thursday at Miller Park.

The Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the rival Chicago Cubs with a 4-2 victory Thursday afternoon at Miller Park. Shaun Marcum scattered seven hits and allowed two earned runs while striking out four and walking one on his way to earning his 10th win of the season. Once again, John Axford closed the door in the ninth, running his save total to 30 and his consecutive saves streak to 27. Ryan Braun collected three hits including his 21st home run of the year while driving in two runs to raise his RBI total to 71. With his 3-for-4 performance, Braun saw his batting average climb to .328. Meanwhile Jose Reyes, the National League’s leading hitter, went hitless in four at-bats and lowered his average to .343. Braun currently sits second in the NL in batting average and could make a serious run at a batting title this season, not to mention a MVP award. Nyjer Morgan and Yuniesky Betancourt also contributed two hits each as the Brewers improved on their Major Leauge best home record (36-14). Milwaukee begins a three-game set with the last place Astros tomorrow.
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