Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Jonathan Lucroy hit two homers and drove in four, and Mark Rogers picked up his first career win as the Milwaukee Brewers cruised past the Chicago Cubs, 9-5, in the opener of a three-game set at Miller Park.
Rogers (1-1) gave up three runs on five hits and struck out seven over five frames.
Carlos Gomez added a solo homer and Corey Hart drove in two runs for the Brewers, who are coming off a four-game series split with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Josh Vitters smacked a homer and Anthony Rizzo had two hits, including an RBI double, for the Cubs, losers in four of their last five.
Justin Germano (2-3) was tagged for seven runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings to absorb the loss.
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