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Cubs swept by Brewers

Cubs catcher Wellington Castillo chases down the ball against the Brewers during Sunday's game in Milwaukee.
Cubs catcher Wellington Castillo chases down the ball against the Brewers during Sunday's game in Milwaukee.

Scott Feldman let an error on a routine play rattle him.

Feldman's fielding error in the fifth inning came a batter before giving up Ryan Braun's three-run homer that lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday for a three-game sweep.

"It came down to not being able to field a groundball that I've fielded thousands of times since I was a little kid," he said. "It's like a Little League play. It's terrible, but at the same time, I still have to pitch after that and I had the opportunity to get Braun there. I made a mistake and that's what he hits."

Those are the way things have been going lately for Chicago, which lost despite outhitting the Brewers. Chicago had six errors in the three-game series.

The Cubs won two of three to open the season, but are now 5-12.

"Once again, we only had five hits and one of them was a two-run homer and we didn't score in the other eight innings," said Cubs manager Dale Sveum. "We were o-fer with men in scoring position. It's just a broken record every day."

Twins 5, White Sox 3: Josh Willingham atoned for an earlier misplay with a tiebreaking three-run double in Minnesota's four-run seventh inning, leading the Twins to a victory over the slumping White Sox in Chicago.

Aaron Hicks singled in a run and Justin Morneau had a bases-loaded walk as Minnesota swept a pair of weekend games against Chicago to stretch its winning streak to four.

Scott Diamond (1-1) pitched six effective innings, keeping the Twins in the game while they struggled to score against Gavin Floyd. Diamond allowed two runs, one earned, and four hits in his first start since he made his season debut in a loss to the New York Mets on April 13.

Chicago led 2-1 before Hicks drove in Trevor Plouffe with a single to right against Matt Lindstrom (1-1) in the seventh. Minnesota went on to load the bases when Donnie Veal issued a two-out walk to Joe Mauer, and Willingham drove the first pitch from Jesse Crain deep to center to give the Twins a 5-2 lead.

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