CHICAGO, IL (WSAU-TSN) - Jeff Bianchi hit a two-run single in the ninth inning to help the Milwaukee Brewers sweep a day/night doubleheader with a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.
In the ninth, Kevin Gregg (2-3) gave up a leadoff single to Juan Francisco, but then got the next two batters out. Jean Segura beat out a slow chopper to third to keep the inning alive, and Logan Schafer worked a walk to load the bases. Bianchi then hit a sharp shot to short that tipped off the glove of a diving Starlin Castro, scoring two runs for a 3-2 lead.
Jim Henderson then worked around a two-out single in the ninth to pick up his 14th save of the season.
Bianchi made a winner of Burke Badenhop (2-3), who gave up a pair of unearned runs over two innings to pick up the win. Tyler Thornburg went six innings in the start and gave up just four hits and three walks with six strikeouts while Francisco hit a solo home run for the Brewers, who have won the first three games of this four-game set.
In the earlier game on Tuesday, Khris Davis hit a three-run home run to help the Brewers take a 6-5 win to open the doubleheader.
Jake Arrieta pitched six strong innings, giving up just two hits, including Francisco's home run, and three walks with two strikeouts for the Cubs, who came into this series off a three-game sweep of the Giants.
This marks the first time in three seasons the Brewers have swept a double-header.