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No action, Jackson

Cubs pitcher continues to struggle in loss

Cubs starter Edwin Jackson said he was thinking about things he shouldn't have been during Chicago's 6-2 loss Thursday to the Brewers at Wrigley Field.

Jackson lasted 4 2/3 innings and allowed five runs before being lifted for Jacob Turner, who pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in his Cubs debut. Jackson has lost six of his last seven decisions, and his ERA has risen to 5.74.

Mike Fiers (2-1) struck out a career-high 14 in six scoreless innings, and walked only one in his second start this season. Fiers and three Brewers relievers combined for 16 strikeouts, but the Milwaukee starter set the tone.

Cardinals 4, Padres 3: Pinch-hitter Jon Jay delivered a two-run double in the eighth inning, and right fielder Shane Robinson threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth to help the Cardinals hold off the Padres 4-3 in St. Louis.

Jhonny Peralta hit an early two-run homer for the Cardinals, who moved ahead of Pittsburgh into second place in the NL Central. St. Louis remained two games behind division-leading Milwaukee.

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