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Brewers Blank Cubs

Corbin Burnes struck out 10 in six dominant innings and also delivered a bases-loaded single for his first two career RBIs as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-0 on Wednesday.


The 26-year-old right-hander has knocked home twice as many runs (two) as he has allowed (one) through his first three outings of the year.


Burnes (1-1) has 30 strikeouts while allowing only four hits and nowalks in 18 1/3 innings. He gave up two hits Wednesday.


Burnes' performance helped the Brewers take two of three in the series and gain a measure of revenge one day after an emotionally charged 3-2 loss to the Cubs.


Milwaukee had given up a go-ahead, two-run homer to Willson Contreras on Tuesday after hitting him with a pitch earlier in the game. Cubs reliever Ryan Tepera threw a pitch behind Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff, who had thrown the pitch that hit Contreras.


Wednesday's game saw no trouble in response. Milwaukee's Keston Hiura was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning, without incident.


Travis Shaw scored one of Milwaukee's two runs in the first inning and delivered a solo shot in the third off Jake Arrieta (2-1), who struck out five and gave up three runs in five innings.


The Cubs have Thursday off before opening a home series with Atlanta on Friday.

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