Cubs score late, cruise past Brewers

Cubs score late, cruise past Brewers
Chris Carter #33

Major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks threw six strong innings and the Chicago Cubs broke away late to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 Monday.

Pinch hitter Chris Coghlan delivered a go-ahead single in a two-run seventh. He stayed in the game and got a two-run single in a four-run eighth for the NL Central leaders.

Hendricks (14-7) gave up one run — on Chris Carter’s 33rd homer — and five hits in six innings, and left with a 2.07 ERA. He is 5-0 with a 1.30 ERA over his last seven starts.

It was 1-1 in the seventh when Zach Davies (10-7) retired the first two batters. Miguel Montero then doubled, setting up RBI singles by Coghlan and Tommy La Stella.

Ryan Braun hit his 25th homer in the Milwaukee ninth.