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Milwaukee,  WI (SportsNetwork.com)  - Kyle Lohse fired a shutout to help guide 
the  Milwaukee Brewers to  a 9-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in the rubber match 
of a three-game series at Miller Park. 

Lohse (7-1) allowed just three hits while striking out six to help him win his 
seventh  straight  decision. It took  him just 93  pitches to capture his 11th 
career complete game. 

"It was going smooth, I was just getting the ball and throwing it," said 
Lohse. "I was executing pitches and changing it up." 

Lohse  finished 2-for-3 at  the plate with two RBI, while Ryan Braun blasted a 
two-run  homer and  Lyle Overbay  drove  in three  runs for  the Brewers,  who 
have won four of their last five contests. 

After  coming off  his first  win of  the season,  Jeff Samardzija  (1-5), who 
brought  a league leading 1.68 ERA into the game, was tagged for eight runs on 
eight hits and two walks in just three innings of work. 

"Jeff had one of his rare bad starts," said Cubs manager Rick Renteria. "It 
was just one of those days." 

The Cubs had  just three hits as a  team and lost for the fourth time in five 

Braun smashed a first-pitch fastball over the left-field fence in the first to 
give the Brewers an early 2-0 lead. Jean Segura singled to lead off the frame. 

Lohse  helped his  own cause with a  two-out RBI single up the middle to plate 
Scooter Gennett in the second. Gennett doubled to start the inning. 

Braun  singled, Jonathan Lucroy  walked and Carlos Gomez was hit by a pitch to 
start  the  third. Khris Davis grounded  into a double-play, but Braun crossed 
home to make it 4-0. 

Gennett  then doubled and Mark Reynolds drew a walk to load the bases. Overbay 
doubled  to  clear the bases and  Lohse knocked in  his second run of the game 
with a single to right to increase the lead to 8-0. 

Gennett made it 9-0 with a solo home run to right in the fifth. 

The Cubs only  chance with a runner  in scoring position came in the seventh, 
but John Baker struck out and Mike Olt popped out to keep them scoreless. 

                                   Game Notes 

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was ejected for arguing strikes in the fourth 
inning  ... Samardzija  ranked fifth to last in baseball with 2.55 runs behind 
him  each  game coming into Sunday's  game.. Milwaukee's Khris Davis snapped a 
nine-game hitting streak, going 0-for-4. 

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