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Brewers' Anderson loses no-hit bid, still beats Cubs 4-2

Chase Anderson's task Tuesday night was to be better than the best, and he was up to the challenge.

Anderson took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished with 8 2/3 strong innings to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Tuesday night.

The Cubs entered averaging 5.94 runs per game, but Anderson (2-5) stopped them almost cold to snap a personal five-game skid.

"Those guys are in first place," Anderson said. "They have a heck of a record."

The Cubs came in with a major-league leading 27-9 mark, but Anderson used near perfect execution to hold them down.

"When you execute pitches, I feel like you can get...

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