Castillo backs solid start from Turner; Cubs down Brewers 4-2


The Chicago Cubs continue to play a part in the division races as Jacob Turner was solid in his second start for the Cubs, and Welington Castillo knocked in three as they temporarily knocked the Brewers out of first with a 4-2 victory.

Turner (5-8, 5.54) went 6 1/3 innings, allowing only one run on a Khris Davis home run. He reached the 90 pitch mark as the Cubs (61-76) continue to stretch him out.

Castillo provided most of the offense, going 2-for-4 with an RBI single, and a two-run home run, all off Brewers (73-63) starter Jimmy Nelson (2-6, 4.14). Luis Valbuena added an insurance run in the eighth with a solo shot off of reliever Jeremy Jeffress.

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After allowing the Davis home run in the seventh, Turner was lifted for Blake Parker who was just recalled from Iowa. Parker allowed a home run to Manny Parra for back-to-back shots, cutting the lead to 3-2.

Neil Ramirez continued his fine season, throwing a perfect eight, while striking out two. He lowered his ERA to 0.99, and has struck out 47 in 36 1/3 innings.

Hector Rondon closed out the ninth for his 23rd save, and his ninth in a row.

Cubs rookie Jorge Soler continued his hot hitting in his Wrigley debut, going 2-for-4, and is hitting .526 since being called up.

The Cubs also honored the little league team from Jackie Robinson West, wearing JRW uniforms in warm-ups and having the team on the field prior to the game.

Tomorrow’s match-up features a great pitchers duel as Jake Arrieta (7-5, 2.88) faces off against Yovani Gallardo (8-7, 3.26). The game is a 7:05 pm CT start on CSN+, and on the radio at WGN 720 AM.