The Chicago Cubs concluded their 11-game road trip with a 5-1 victory and snapped their five-game losing streak as Cubs starter Jake Arrieta allowed only three hits in eight innings over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday afternoon at Miller Park.
Valbuena hit a solo home run in the first inning to the upper deck in right field, and Schierholtz his his 21st home run, a two-run shot, into the right field bullpen in the third to put the Cubs ahead 3-0.
Arrieta allowed only three hits and had a shutout until the seventh inning when Carlos Gomez hit his 21st home run to deep center field.
Catcher Welington Castillo left the game after grounding out in the sixth due to right knee soreness.
Cubs return to Wrigley tomorrow for a six-game home stand, their final one of the season.