"We gave them a couple of opportunities to get back in the game and sooner or later somebody will close the door," Remlinger said. "That doesn't make it easier right now."
The Brewers won 10 games against the Cubs last season, the most they had against any club in a 106-loss campaign. They have won the first two games between the clubs this year.
"I don't know what it is," Brewers closer
said. "I know that they are not taking us lightly and Dusty (Baker, Chicago's manager) would not let them do that."
(2-0) pitched a perfect eighth inning to notch the victory.
DeJean threw one pitch to
in the ninth before the game was delayed 15 minutes by a problem with the lights. Once the game resumed, DeJean got Gonzalez to fly to right, then finished the inning with little difficulty to pick up his seventh save.
After several balls early in the game died at the warning track,
's three-run blast off
in the fourth inning made it into the right field seats to put the Cubs up 4-3.
"I just made adjustments," Patterson said of the blast on an 0-2 pitch. "I stepped out of the box and took a deep breath and tried to regroup myself and go on from there."
The Cubs tacked on runs in the fifth and seventh innings and seemed to be sailing smoothly until Perez' home run.
"This win was good for us because we have battled so hard," Brewers manager
said. "When you do that, you need to get the reward once in a while."
Franklin gave up five runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked one.
The Cubs evened the score in the bottom of the inning when
came in too far on Patterson's fly ball to center field and had to jump to try to catch it.
raced around to score from first and Patterson went to third base when the ball glanced off Sanchez' glove and sailed past him.
allowed three runs - one earned - and five hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked two. Prior is third in the National League with 52 strikeouts.