MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano hit a towering two-run homer in a four-run third inning and the Chicago Cubs survived another shaky outing by their bullpen, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Sunday to avoid a series sweep.
Cubs starter Sean Marshall (1-2) settled down after a rocky start, giving up a pair of runs and five hits in five innings. Marshall left the game with the Cubs holding a 4-2 lead, handing the ball over to what has been a surprisingly vulnerable Chicago bullpen.
Kevin Gregg pitched the ninth and walked Rickie Weeks with one out before striking out Corey Hart and Braun for his sixth save.
Soriano's big hit made up for his misplayed ball in left field during the previous inning, which allowed Kendall to stretch a double into an RBI triple.
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