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CHICAGO -- The Milwaukee Brewers erupted with a four-run seventh inning to overtake the Chicago Cubs for a 6-5 victory in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday.

Jean Segura doubled home Norichika Aoki with a go-ahead run against losing pitcher James Russell (1-3) as the Brewers made it two straight over the Cubs.

Right-handed reliever Rob Wooten (1-0) worked the sixth inning for the win, his first in the major leagues. Jim Henderson pitched a scoreless ninth for his 13th save.

Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo escaped without a decision, departing because of left hamstring tightness with the bases loaded and two out in the fifth. Right-handed reliever John Axford came in and gave up four straight singles as the Cubs temporarily grabbed the lead.

Darwin Barney drove home Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro with a base hit to center to make it 2-2. Welington Castillo's single to left scored Luis Valbuena for a 3-2 lead. Carlos Villanueva made it 4-2 with a hit to right that scored Barney. David DeJesus' liner to right brought home Castillo for the 5-2 advantage.

Milwaukee's reply came in the seventh. Villanueva walked Jeff Bianchi and gave up a single to Yuniesky Betancourt and left the game with two out.

Khris Davis greeted Russell with a three-run homer to right to tie the score. Aoki followed with a single, stole second and third and scored the go-ahead run on Segara's double.

Segura and Betancourt each hit their 12th homers of the season, belting solo shots in successive innings for a 2-0 lead.

Betancourt was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Segura and Caleb Gindl each had two hits. Castillo went 3-for-4 and reached base four times, and Rizzo and DeJesus each had two hits.

Villanueva gave up four runs on six hits, struck out six and walked two in his sixth no-decision outing.

NOTES: The Cubs officially recalled right-hander Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Iowa and he was set to start the second game of Tuesday's day-night doubleheader. Arrieta (20-25 in 69 major league appearances) was acquired from Baltimore as part of a deal that sent right-hander Scott Feldman to the Orioles. ... The Cubs were swept in their last Wrigley Field doubleheader (2011 against the San Francisco Giants) and last won both games in a twin bill in Sept. 27, 2003, against Pittsburgh to clinch the National League Central title. ... The Brewers recalled INF Scooter Gennett from Triple-A Nashville to serve as 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader. He is hitting .280 through 79 games for the Sounds. ... Monday's shutout victory was Milwaukee's major league-leading ninth in the last 39 games. No other team has more than six during the same span.
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