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CHICAGO (AP) - Anthony Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and the Chicago Cubs restored their three-game lead in the NL Central with an 8-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Jason Heyward added three hits and two RBIs as Chicago bounced back nicely from its 7-0 loss to Milwaukee in the opener of the two-game series.

CHICAGO (AP) - Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has left their game against the Chicago Cubs with tightness on the right side of his rib cage. Braun was removed for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning at Wrigley Field. He went 0 for 2 a day after he homered twice in Milwaukee's 7-0 victory.

CHICAGO (AP) - Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell says right-hander Jimmy Nelson probably won't return this season. Nelson had shoulder surgery in September after he got hurt diving back to first after rounding the base on a single. It was a tough conclusion to a breakout year for the right-hander, who went 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA in 29 starts.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Badgers are well-equipped to shatter perceptions about their offense this year. Focusing on just slowing down Heisman Trophy candidate Jonathan Taylor might be a risky proposition for the rest of the Big Ten. The Badgers are loaded at wide receiver, giving quarterback Alex Hornibrook a lot of targets from which to choose.

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