CHICAGO (WSAU-TSN) Scott Hairston's sacrifice fly broke a tie game and the Cubs scored three runs in the eighth to take a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday at Wrigley Field.
David DeJesus went 3-for-5, scored twice and his two-run single gave the Cubs a three-run cushion. Newly anointed closer Kyuji Fujikawa then worked out of trouble in the ninth to notch his second save.
Anthony Rizzo knocked in a pair of runs and Cubs starter Travis Wood settled in to throw 6 1/3 innings of three-run ball on six hits with five strikeouts.
Carlos Marmol (1-1), who was removed from his role as closer, pitched a scoreless eighth to earn the win.
After a miserable first outing, Wily Peralta bounced back with a solid performance, but John Axford (0-2) was touched for three runs on two walks and a hit in the eighth. Peralta surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on six hits with five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings of work.
Ryan Braun and Jean Segura both went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Brewers, who had snapped a five-game losing streak with a 7-4 win on Monday against the Cubs.
The Brewers and Cubs wrap up their series Wednesday night at 6:30pm CT on AM-550 FM-99.9 WSAU.