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Pinch-hitter Logan Schafer dropped a suicide squeeze bunt with the bases loaded in the ninth to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 walkoff victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Aramis Ramirez walked to open the inning off Justin Grimm (0-2), who came on to start the ninth.
Jeff Bianchi pinch-ran for Ramirez and advanced on Carlos Gomez's single to center. Grimm then mishandled Scooter Gennett's sacrifice bunt for an error to load the bases.
After Caleb Gindl popped out, Schafer put down a slow roller toward the mound, scoring Bianchi.
Jim Henderson (5-5) allowed a leadoff double in the top of the ninth, but retired three straight for the win.
Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija struck out eight in seven innings, giving him 203 strikeouts in 201 2-3 innings this season. He's the first Cubs pitcher to reach both 200 strikeouts and 200 innings in a season since Ryan Dempster in 2010.
Gomez drove in three runs for Milwaukee with a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly.
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It might not have been as dramatic as Sean Halton's home run but Logan Schafer's bunt Tuesday night was just as effective.
Schafer lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to their second walk-off victory in three days by coming off the bench and dropping down a picture-perfect suicide squeeze with the bases loaded to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3.
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Logan Schafer was not surprised when he got the squeeze sign with the bases loaded in a tie game in the ninth inning.
Schafer dropped a pinch-hit suicide squeeze bunt with the bases loaded to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 walkoff victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
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