Rain de­lays but can’t stop Brew­ers

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CHICAGO — Jett Bandy and Domingo San­tana de­liv­ered tworun sin­gles, help­ing the surg­ing Brew­ers to a rain-in­ter­rupted 6-3 vic­tory over the Cubs on Fri­day.

Orlando Ar­cia had three hits and an RBI for the NL Cen­tral lead­ers, who won for the 10th time in 12 games.

The Cubs dropped to 21-20 their pitch­er­swalked 10.

Wily Per­alta (5-2) struck out five over two score­less in­nings af­ter a shaky start by Paolo Espino in­his ma­jor-league de­but. Car­los Tor­res worked the ninth for his first save in three chances. as

Com­ing off a three-game sweep of the Reds, the Cubs took a 3-2 lead into the fifth. But re­liever Mike Mont­gomery (0-3) loaded the bases with walks to Bandy and Keon Brox­ton, and Ar­cia tied it with a sin­gle on a slow roller to­ward sec­ond base­man Ben Zo­brist. Bandy came home when pinch hit­ter Je­sus Aguilar took a 3-2 cut­ter for ball four.

The Brew­ers added to the lead in the sixth thanks to two er­rors on one play by left fielder Kyle Sch­war­ber, who dropped JonathanVil­lar’s pop fly near the edge of the in­field and then threw wide to sec­ond. That put run­ners on sec­ond and third with no out and, af­ter a 1-hour-59-minute rain de­lay, San­tana lined a tworun sin­gle off Pierce John­son.

Ed­die But­ler lasted three-plus in­nings in his sec­ond start with the Cubs, al­low­ing two runs, three hits and five walks. The right-han­der threw just 46 of 92 pitches for strikes af­ter pitch­ing six score­less in­nings last week against the Car­di­nals.

But­ler al­lowed Bandy’s sin­gle in the first.

Jon Jay had anRBI dou­ble and Will­son Con­tr­eras a two-run sin­gle for the Cubs.

Espino gave up three five hits in four in­nings. tworun runs on

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