Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 8/29/12
The Milwaukee Brewers' surge has been aided by a pair of series against the lowly Chicago Cubs, and now an unexpected offensive source. Jeff Bianchi and the Brewers look to continue capitalizing on one of baseball's worst teams and extend their longest winning streak in the all-time series Wednesday night at Wrigley Field. Milwaukee (61-67) has won seven of eight, with five of those victories coming against Chicago (49-79). The Brewers are 12-3 versus the Cubs this season, and have won seven consecutive meetings for the longest winning streak by either team in an all-time series that dates to 1997. Milwaukee has outscored Chicago 48-17 and batted .294 with 13 homers during that seven-game run. The one-sided series continued Tuesday, with the Brewers winning 4-1 after pounding out a season-high 21 hits to win the opener of this four-game set 15-4 a day earlier. Bianchi, who was released by the Cubs in January, provided the difference early Tuesday, connecting for a three-run, s...
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