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Maddux lasts five innings, allows six runs

CHICAGO (AP) -- Carlos Lee's RBI drought lasted all of three
games.

Lee raised his major league-leading total to 72 with two long
homers Thursday that led the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-6 win over
the Chicago Cubs.

Lee had gone 0-for-6 in the first two games of the series.

"We had him checked pretty good until today," Cubs manager
Dusty Baker said. "The guy can hit, and if you don't throw them in
the right area, this guy is going to hurt you. He hurt us today."

Lee hit a two-run homer in the first off Greg Maddux (7-5), a
drive that landed in the bushes behind center field. He hit a solo
shot off Michael Wuertz in the eighth that wound up on Waveland
Ave. beyond left field, his 22nd homer of the season.

"I hit the ball pretty good but the wind helped it. It helped
carry it about 30 more feet," Lee said.

After facing Carlos Zambrano and Kerry Wood in the first two
games of the series, the Brewers teed off on Maddux for six runs
and 10 hits in five innings.

"I got hit," Maddux said. I made some good pitches that they
hit and I made some bad pitches that they hit. I got beat."

Lee's multihomer game was his third of the season and second
against the Cubs.

"Stopping Carlos Lee is tough," said Cubs catcher Michael
Barrett, who also homered. "You got to make good pitches. Today he
got us early and he got us late."

Damian Miller also homered and had a go-ahead single for the
Brewers, and Geoff Jenkins had three doubles in a 16-hit attack.

"It's not easy getting a hit off Maddux any time," Miller
said. "It's one of those days where I played the elements right."

It was also one of those days when the Brewers came through with
clutch hits, scoring seven of their runs with two outs.

"Two-out hits. That's how you win games," Miller said.

Chris Capuano (8-6) allowed five runs -- four earned -- and seven
hits in six innings, yielding homers to Jerry Hairston and Barrett.

Capuano also helped himself with two hits, matching his season
total coming in. He delivered a two-run single off Maddux, who
dropped to 11-3 against Milwaukee.

"A lot of times that No. 9 hole in the National League is an
automatic out," Capuano said. "I feel like the fact that I could
get a couple of RBI made up for some mistakes I made pitching."

Lee's two-run homer in the first helped the Brewers build a 5-1
lead before the Cubs rallied for a tie.

Rickie Weeks singled and stole second in the fifth and two outs
later Maddux intentionally walked Lyle Overbay. Miller, a former
Cub, hit an RBI single for a 6-5 lead.

Miller hit a solo homer off Sergio Mitre to make it 7-5 in the
seventh, and the Brewers added two more on back-to-back doubles by
Jenkins and J.J. Hardy, and an RBI single by pinch-hitter Prince
Fielder. Lee's second homer made it 10-5.

Hairston led off the bottom of the first with his second homer,
cutting the Brewers' lead to 2-1.

But Milwaukee went back to work in the second as Miller led off
with a single, Jenkins doubled off the top of the wall in
left-center, Hardy hit an RBI single and Capuano followed with a
two-run single.

Hardy was batting just .175, while Capuano was 2-for-29 (.069)
with one RBI entering the game.

"The hitting is always fun. Just running the bases makes you
feel like a position player," Capuano said.

Chicago's Jose Macias hit an RBI single in the second, one out
after a leadoff double by Jason Dubois.

Barrett, in an 0-for-12 skid, connected on a two-run homer in
the fourth, cutting the lead to 5-4. After Ronny Cedeno doubled,
Maddux hit a slow two-out grounder to third that Bill Hall picked
up and threw over Overbay's head at first for an error as Cedeno
trotted home.

Game notes
Cubs 3B Aramis Ramirez was hit in the left knee by a
Capuano pitch in the fifth and did not return to the field in the
sixth. X-rays were negative and he has a deep bone bruise on the
shin below the knee. He is day-to-day. ... Milwaukee stopped an
overall three-game losing streak. The Cubs had a four-game winning
streak snapped. ... The wind was blowing out at 15 mph.