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Brewers’ 5-Run 1st Inning Dooms Cubs

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez is congratulated by teammates Mat Gamel, Corey Hart, and Aramis Ramirez after hitting a three-run homer in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs on April 10, 2012 at Wrigley Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez is congratulated by teammates Mat Gamel, Corey Hart, and Aramis Ramirez after hitting a three-run homer in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs on April 10, 2012 at Wrigley Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) – Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in Milwaukee’s five-run first inning, sending the Brewers to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

The Brewers had no problem adjusting to the weather on the chilly 40-degree evening. They sent 10 batters to the plate in the first inning against Paul Maholm (0-1).

Chris Narveson (1-0) pitched five innings to improve to 7-1 with a 3.52 ERA in 14 career games against Chicago. The left-hander allowed three runs, two earned, and six hits.

Maholm’s outing ended after four innings. He allowed six runs and six hits.

Chicago’s starters allowed seven earned runs in the first games.

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