MESA, Ariz. -- George Kottaras hit a three-run double in the fourth and a two-run double in the fifth to lift the Brewers to a 10-2 victory on Wednesday over the Cubs in front of 11,682 at HoHoKam Park -- the Cubs' highest attendance of the season.
Milwaukee starter Randy Wolf gave up two runs on five hits and one walk over four innings, while striking out four.
Cubs starter Randy Wells cruised through three innings, giving up just two hits. Milwaukee then pounced on Travis Wood in the fourth. With one out, the Brewers loaded the bases as Wood walked two batters and hit Mat Gamel with a pitch. Kottaras then cleared them with a double into the gap in left-center. Carlos Gomez reached on an error by left fielder Reed Johnson -- who misplayed the ball -- and Cesar Izturis followed with a two-run double. Wolf followed with a RBI single that chased Wood.
Starlin Castro and Ian Stewart hit back-to-back doubles in the Chicago fourth, and Jeff Baker followed with an RBI single to close the gap to 6-2. The runs were the first off of Wolf after 7 2/3 scoreless innings this spring.
The Brewers loaded the bases in the fifth against Casey Coleman, and Kottaras connected on his second double. Pinch-hitter Brooks Conrad added a sacrifice fly, and in the sixth, Gamel drove in a run with a double to make it 10-2.
Up next for Brewers: Milwaukee returns to Maryvale Baseball Park on Thursday to take on the Padres, with southpaw Chris Narveson taking on San Diego right-hander Dustin Moseley. Narveson has allowed just one earned run in 5 2/3 innings of work this season. A broadcast of the game can be heard live on Brewers.com.
Up next for Cubs: Rodrigo Lopez will face the Rockies at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday, while Ryan Dempster starts against the Diamondbacks at HoHoKam Park in Mesa. Johnson, Marlon Byrd and Alfonso Soriano are scheduled to face the Rockies, while David DeJesus, Stewart and Bryan LaHair will be in Mesa. This is the start of a stretch in which the Cubs will play four split-squad games in six days. The game in Mesa will be broadcast on Cubs.com.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter@CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.