Bianchi hits 3-run homer as Brewers top Cubs 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jeff Bianchi hit a three-run shot for his first big league homer, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

Bianchi went deep off Travis Wood (4-11) with two outs in the second for Milwaukee, which has won seven of eight overall and has beaten the Cubs seven straight times.

Yovani Gallardo (14-8) won his seventh straight start, holding Chicago to one run and three hits over seven innings, striking out nine.

John Axford finished up for his 21st save in 29 chances.

Wood lost for the eighth time in his last nine starts despite limiting Milwaukee to five hits and three runs over seven innings.


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