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8-run 8th Powers Brewers Past Cubs Split Squad


PHOENIX (AP) -- Ray Olmedo's two-run double highlighted an eight-run eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a 12-7 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Wednesday.

The win gave the Brewers a three-game spring sweep of their National League Central Division rival.

The Cubs had taken a 6-4 lead in the top of the seventh, using three doubles to produce three runs. Micah Hoffpauir<s two-run double was the big hit.

Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo tuned up for his opening day start against Colorado on April 5 by giving up three hits in four shutout innings.

First baseman Prince Fielder also appeared ready to go for the regular season, hitting a third-inning grand slam off the large blue batter's eye in center field.

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