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Fiers fans 14 in Brewers 6-2 win over Cubs

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  • Milwaukee Brewers starter Mike Fiers delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cubs in Chicago Thursday.

      Milwaukee Brewers starter Mike Fiers delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cubs in Chicago Thursday.
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Mike Fiers struck out a career-high 14 through six innings of three-hit ball, Khris Davis and Mark Reynolds homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cubs 6-2 on Thursday to widen their first-place lead in the NL Central.

Scooter Gennett drove in two runs with a double, and Elian Herrera and Carlos Gomez each had RBIs to help the Brewers move 2 ½ games ahead of Pittsburgh and St. Louis. The Cardinals host San Diego on Thursday night.

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Fiers (2-1) dominated and walked only one in his second start this season since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville to face the Dodgers last Saturday. In that one, he pitched eight strong innings and outdueled Zack Greinke for his first win this season.

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