MILWAUKEE -- Just five weeks into the season, the Milwaukee Brewers already have a seven-game winning streak and a seven-game losing streak.
Carlos Lee's bloop single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Milwaukee its seventh consecutive victory, 6-5 over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.
"That's baseball," said Brady Clark, who matched a career high with four hits. "You play 162 games, so anything is bound to happen."
"It's good when you can manufacture runs like that," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "We're doing the little things to win ballgames."
"He hit it out in no man's land," Hairston said. "You couldn't have placed that ball any better."
Derrick Turnbow (3-1) blew a save opportunity in the ninth but earned the win. Chicago lost its fifth in a row to fall a season-low three games under .500.
"This will make us stronger," manager Dusty Baker said. "What do you want me to say? It's not a slide. It's a losing streak."
Chicago's Aramis Ramirez hit a solo home run with two outs in the ninth off Turnbow to tie the score at 5-5. It was his fifth of the season.
"Ramirez was just selling out for a fastball and he got it," Yost said. "(Turnbow) went right after him."
Chad Moeller hit a two-out solo homer in the eighth to give Milwaukee a brief 5-4 lead. It was his first of the season.
Milwaukee took a 4-3 lead on Wes Helms' pinch-hit solo homer with two outs in the sixth. It was his first of the season.
Chicago tied it at 3-3 when Michael Barrett hit a two-out, two-run homer in the sixth.
Milwaukee scored in the first three innings. A sacrifice fly by Lyle Overbay scored Clark to give Milwaukee a 1-0 lead in the first. Clark's double in the second scored Moeller for a 2-0 lead.
Chicago cut the deficit to 2-1 in the third when rookie Ronny Cedeno hit his first career home run.
The Brewers gained the run back in the third on another sacrifice fly by Overbay.
"They're a hot club right now," Baker said. "They're getting what they need."
- Helms' pinch-hit homer was the second of his career and Milwaukee's first of the season.
- Chicago was swept for the first time this year.
- Overbay extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single in the fifth..
- Chicago's Derrek Lee increased his hitting streak to 16 games with a double in the ninth.
- The last time Milwaukee won its first four games in May was 1988.