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Brewers take a 1 game lead in the Wild Card

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers control their own destiny again.

Rickie Weeks hit a three-run homer in the seventh, Seth McClung pitched four scoreless innings in relief and the Brewers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Friday night for their fifth straight win and the lead in the NL wild-card race.

With the Mets losing 6-1 to Florida, Milwaukee leads New York by a game with two to play.

Weeks, who has been relegated to a bench role but replaced Ray Durham after the sixth, drove reliever Chad Gaudin's pitch deep to left field, flipping his bat as his shot cleared the wall to score McClung and Mike Cameron.

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