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Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to- 
back  home runs  in the third inning  and a Cubs rookie downed the Brewers for 
the second straight night as Chicago pulled out a 4-2 victory on Wednesday. 

A  day after  Kyle Hendricks helped pitch  the Cubs to a shutout win, Tsuyoshi 
Wada  (2-1) held  Milwaukee scoreless into the seventh before consecutive home 
runs by Rickie Weeks and Martin Maldonado ended his night. 

"Kyle and Wada have really stepped up and it's been nice," Rizzo said. 

Wada  only allowed  three other hits and  was backed by three hits apiece from 
Chris Coghlan and Starlin Castro, who also drove in a run. 

Kyle  Lohse (11-7)  gave up all four runs  on seven hits to take the loss, the 
third in four games for the NL Central leaders. 

Lohse  suffered an ankle injury during his at-bat in the top of the inning but 
stayed in the game and served up long balls to Baez and Rizzo. 

"It  didn't  feel right...and I  tweaked it checking  a swing," Lohse said. "I 
couldn't push off the way I wanted to." 

The  blasts made it  4-0 after the Cubs had scored twice in the first courtesy 
of Rizzo's sacrifice fly and Castro's RBI single. 

Lohse  did  not come  back out  for the  fourth, and  Marco Estrada threw four 
scoreless innings to keep the Brewers within striking distance. 

Weeks  and  Maldonado made things  interesting, but Justin Grimm, Neil Ramirez 
and  Hector  Rondon combined to  keep Milwaukee off the  board the rest of the 
way. Rondon picked up his 16th save with a perfect ninth. 

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