ChiCub 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 6
Mil 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 4
Date of game: 9/26/2014

Recap: Milwaukee vs. Chicago Cubs

Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Javier Baez was 3-for-5 with two RBI and as many runs scored as Chicago claimed a 6-4 decision over Milwaukee in the opener of a three-game season-ending set.

Jorge Soler knocked in a pair of runs, while Chris Coghlan added a solo homer and crossed home three times for the Cubs, who have won three in a row.

Neil Ramirez (3-3) tossed a scoreless seventh for the win. Hector Rondon closed out the contest with a scoreless ninth to earn his 28th save. Eric Jokisch was yanked after allowing three hits and two runs -- one earned -- while walking four over four innings.

"It was a tough one," said Jokisch. "I'm a command guy usually, a strike thrower. That just wasn't happening today, but I battled through it."

Jean Segura finished 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored for the Brewers, losers in seven of their last nine. Carlos Gomez and Rickie Weeks also knocked in a run each.

Jimmy Nelson (2-9) gave up six hits and five runs over his 4 1/3-frame outing.

"He made some great pitches, then all of a sudden its up at the thigh and down the middle," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. "They took some good swings at it."

Logan Watkins kicked off the fifth with a pinch-double and scored two batters later on a Baez single, then Anthony Rizzo doubled off Marco Estrada to give Chicago a 5-2 advantage.

Carlos Gomez singled home Hector Gomez in the home sixth, but Soler plated Coghlan in the seventh and the Cubs had their three-run lead back.

A fielder's choice from Weeks in the eighth allowed Segura to cross home and pull the Brewers within 6-4, but Ryan Braun fanned to end Pedro Strop's inning of relief and Rondon retired the side in order in the ninth.

Coghlan's first-inning homer gave the Cubs an early lead, then Segura went deep to tie the game in the bottom of the second.

A Baez RBI single and groundout from Soler staked the visitors to a 3-1 margin in the top of the third, before Jonathan Lucroy reached on an error which plated Carlos Gomez in the home half.

Game Notes

Chicago has won 10 of 17 against Milwaukee this year, and three of seven at Miller Park ... Nelson is winless in his last nine starts, going 0-7 with two no-decisions since beating the Giants on Aug. 5.

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