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Brewers drop series finale to Cubs 8-2

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ted Lilly pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Derrek Lee hit a two-run homer, leading the Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

Jake Fox also had a two-run home run for the Cubs, who took three of four from the Brewers. The Cubs moved 1 1/2 games back of the Brewers in the NL Central Division for second place and trail the first-place St. Louis Cardinals by 2 1/2 games in the division.

After having a National League record-tying eight players selected to the All-Star game last season, Lilly (8-6) was the lone Cubs representative selected on Sunday. He allowed two runs on nine hits in 6 1-3 innings. He struck out nine, including the side in the fifth.

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