Lauer fans 11, Brewers hit 3 HRs in 9-1 win over Cubs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Lauer kept up his strikeout success, fanning 11 in seven innings as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 9-1.

Rowdy Tellez hit a two-run homer in the fifth, and Christian Yelich and Hunter Renfroe connected for consecutive home runs in the eighth. The Cubs are 2-9 in the last 11 games after winning six of 10 to start the season.

Lauer, who struck out a career-high 13 last weekend against Philadelphia, reached double digits in strikeouts in consecutive games for the first time in his career.

The Crew will look to complete the series sweep on Sunday at American Family Field. Corbin Burnes (1-0, 1.75 ERA) will start on the mound for Milwaukee while Marcus Stroman (0-3, 6.98 ERA) will take the bump for the Cubs. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CT.