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Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Welington Castillo and Mike Olt homered in a 
4-2  victory  on Sunday as the  Chicago Cubs won  a series at home against the 
Milwaukee Brewers for the first time since 2011. 

Travis  Wood (4-4) gave up two hits in the fifth inning -- including a two-run 
homer to Rickie Weeks -- but held Milwaukee otherwise hitless in seven frames, 
striking out seven. 

The Cubs won  the last two games  of the three-game set, improving to 4-10 in 
their  last  14. It was  the first  time they beat  Milwaukee in a home series 
since  taking two of  three from Sept. 19-21, 2011. They won for just the 10th 
time in their last 34 game against their NL Central rival. 

Hector  Rondon  gave up a  leadoff double  to Ryan Braun  in the ninth but got 
three straight outs after that to pick up his fifth save of the season. 

Milwaukee  right-hander Marco  Estrada (3-2)  suffered his  first loss  in six 
starts after yielding four runs on seven hits and two walks in five innings. 

Wood pitched out of trouble after walking the bases loaded in the first inning 
and held the Brewers hitless through 4 1/3. 

"That  was  certainly our opportunity and  after that there was nothing," said 
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. 

The Cubs  took a  2-0 lead  in the second  inning after  Luis Valbuena drew a 
leadoff walk and scored on Castillo's homer to left field. 

Starlin  Castro  and Valbuena hit  consecutive doubles  in the third inning to 
plate  another  run and  Chicago went up  4-0 on Olt's  leadoff blast to left- 
center in the fourth, his ninth homer of the season. 

"All  the guys  put together some pretty good at-bats," said Cubs manager Rick 
Renteria. "It was good to see that." 

Logan  Schafer's one-out  double in the fifth inning was Milwaukee's first hit 
and  Weeks  followed two  batters later  with a homer  out of  the park to cut 
Chicago's lead in half. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Cubs will host the Yankees for a two-game set on Tuesday and Wednesday ... 
The Brewers continue a 10-game road trip in Atlanta on Monday in the opener of 
a four-game series. 

 
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