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Bryant's HR in 10th gets Cubs by Brewers

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(TSX / STATS) -- MILWAUKEE -- Losses are always painful this time of year, but for the Milwaukee Brewers, their 5-3 defeat to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night at Miller Park was pure agony.

In the opener of a four-game National League Central showdown, Milwaukee rallied late and took a 3-2 lead on Eric Thames' RBI single in the eighth, but the Brewers' thin bullpen couldn't hold on.

Jeremy Jeffress allowed the tying run in the ninth, and Kris Bryant belted a go-ahead two-run home run off Oliver Drake in the 10th inning to seal the Cubs' eighth victory in their last nine games.

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