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Corey Hart hit an RBI single in the 13th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers an 8-7 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
With the bases loaded and no outs, Hart sent Lendy Castillo's first pitch back up the middle to end the game after five hours, four minutes. Castillo (0-1) plunked Rickie Weeks on the left hand and Ryan Braun in the back before Aramis Ramirez hit a flare single to right to bring Hart to the plate.
Hart also hit a two-run homer in the ninth to tie it at 7. Vinnie Chulk (1-0) pitched the final two innings for his first victory since Aug. 19, 2007, for San Francisco against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The wild game featured 14 walks by Cubs pitching, none of them intentional. Milwaukee ran out of position players and had to use starter Zack Greinke as a pinch hitter in the 11th with the potential winning run at second. The right-hander hit into an inning-ending double play.
Brewers closer John Axford also lost his streak of consecutive saves at 49 games, the fourth-longest run in major league history.
David DeJesus delivered a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh, giving the Cubs a 4-1 lead. He also tripled in Ian Stewart in the ninth as Chicago scored three times to build a 7-5 advantage.
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