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Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Scooter Gennett drove in two runs and Mike 
Fiers  tossed six  dominant  innings  as the  Milwaukee  Brewers defeated  the 
Chicago Cubs, 6-2, in the finale of a four-game set on Thursday. 

Fiers (2-1) struck out a career-high 14 batters and allowed just three hits, a 
walk  and  no runs to win  his second straight start.  His 14 K's are the most 
ever  thrown by a  Brewer in a road game and second-most in franchise history. 
Ben Sheets fanned 18 batters for the Brewers in 2004. 

"Just  getting the  win is  awesome after  losing the  last two,"  said Fiers. 
"Personally, it was a great outing, a lot of strikeouts." 

Khris  Davis and Mark Reynolds both homered for Milwaukee, which halted a two- 
game skid. 

Chris  Valaika  hit a  two-run single and  Anthony Rizzo had  two hits for the 
Cubs, who struck out a combined 16 times. 

Edwin  Jackson  (6-13) was tagged  with the loss after  giving up five runs on 
seven hits and three walks in 4 2/3 frames. 

"I  never felt like I got in a rhythm," said Jackson. "Either I was too low or 
too high." 

The  Brewers  opened the scoring early.  Jonathan Lucroy and Davis both worked 
two-out  walks in the  first and Gennett knocked them in with a double off the 
right-field wall. 

Davis  tacked on a run for Milwaukee with a solo shot to left with two outs in 
the third for a 3-0 score. 

Lyle  Overbay  singled to  right with one  out in the  fourth and hustled home 
after Elian Herrera tripled off the bag at first and Justin Ruggiano misplayed 
the  ball  in right.  Two batters  later, Carlos Gomez's  liner to left plated 
Herrera for a 5-0 lead. 

Chicago  pushed across  two runs in the seventh. Justin Ruggiano hit a two-out 
single  off  Zach Duke and moved  to third after Welington Castillo reached as 
Herrera's  throw sailed  past first  and  into the  seats. Valaika's  grounder 
trickled past a diving Herrera into left field, plating both runners for a 5-2 
game. 

In  the eighth,  Reynolds crushed a changeup into the left-field seats for his 
21st homer of the season to account for the final score. 

 
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