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Javier Assad throws six innings as Cubs blank Brewers 5-0

CHICAGO – Javier Assad pitched six scintillating innings, and the Chicago Cubs defeated Freddy Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Sunday in the rubber match of their weekend set.

Assad (3-0) allowed four hits, struck out four and walked three, dropping his ERA to 1.66. The right-hander has allowed two or fewer runs in each of his seven starts this season.