Braun leads Brewers to three-game sweep of Cubs

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Braun hit his NL-leading 34th home run of the season, Yovani Gallardo pitched seven strong innings and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 3-2 victory Wednesday.

John Axford pitched a scoreless ninth to convert his second straight save, returning to his role as the Brewers' closer after he was demoted earlier in the season.

Gallardo (13-8) gave up two runs and four hits, with nine strikeouts and two walks.

Braun hit a solo shot deep to right-center field in the sixth and had an RBI double in the first. With Wednesday's homer, Braun has surpassed the 33 he hit during his 2011 NL MVP season.

Although the Brewers' overall season has been a disappointment, they've been hot at home, going 9-1-2 in their last 12 series at Miller Park.


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