CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit two homers and drove in four runs, Jon Lester won his fourth straight decision and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-2 Thursday for their seventh victory in a row.
Schwarber, Dexter Fowler and Anthony Rizzo each homered in the fifth inning as Chicago won for the 13th time in 14 games. The Cubs' winning streak is their longest since 2011.
The Cubs, holding the lead for the second NL wild-card spot, completed their first undefeated homestand of at least seven games since 2008. The began this stay at Wrigley Field by sweeping four from San Francisco, then took three from the Brewers.
Schwarber has two multihomer performances in 31 games of first season in the majors. Fellow rookie Kris Bryant extended his hitting streak to 10 games and Chris Denorfia later added the Cubs' fifth homer of the day.
Lester (8-8) struck out 10 in six innings. Tyler Cravy (0-4) was chased in the fifth.