Brewers Hold Off Cubs 7-5

Ryan Braun, Corey Hart and Tony Graffanino each hit solo home runs and Claudio Vargas won for the first time in a month to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cubs 7-to-5 tonight.

Vargas pitched 5 1-3 innings, giving up three runs and seven hits. It was his first victory since May 4th, a span of six starts.

Francisco Cordero recorded the final four outs for his major-league leading 22nd save in 22 chances. He lowered his E-R-A to point-3-7.

Chicago starter Ted Lilly gave up all three home runs.