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Cubs Vs. Brewers Final Score: Cubs Lose, 9-5

The Chicago Cubs dropped the opening game of their three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, losing by a score of 9-5.

The Brewers scored eight of their nine runs in the fifth inning, including four runs on back-to-back home runs by Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Gomez. The fifth-inning home run was one of two Lucroy hit in the game, finishing 2-3 with four RBI. Mark Rogers got the win for the Brewers, allowing three runs over five innings.

The Cubs started out strong and took a 3-1 lead into the fifth, but starter Justin Germano was unable to survive the inning. Germano took the loss after he allowed seven earned runs in 4-2/3 innings. Josh Vitters was one of the offensive bright spots for the Cubs, as the 22-year-old rookie hit his first major-league home run.

The Cubs will try to even the series Tuesday with Chris Rusin making his major-league debut for Chicago.

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