Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer with two out in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs topped the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Tuesday night for their third consecutive victory.

Schwarber’s long ball was the last of three homers for Chicago, and easily the most important.

Brandon Brennan (1-2) struck out Javier Báez to end the seventh inning and got the first two outs of the eighth before Willson Contreras doubled. Schwarber then drove Brennan’s changeup into the second deck in right field for his first homer since April 8.

Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion, right, smiles as he is congratulatedd in the dugout after his solo home run against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Mariners’ Edwin Encarnacion, right, smiles as he is congratulatedd in the dugout after his solo home run against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Brad Brach (3-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win and Steve Cishek got four outs for his first save of the season.

Seattle put its first two batters on in the ninth, but Tim Beckham bounced into a double play and Cishek struck out Jay Bruce to end the game. Cishek pumped his arm emphatically Bruce looked at a called third strike with Domingo Santana on third.

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo smiles as he heads home on his two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo smiles as he heads home on his two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez throws to first after forcing out Seattle Mariners' Mitch Haniger at second base during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Seattle. Baez completed the double play on Domingo Santana to end the inning. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez throws to first after forcing out Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger at second base during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Seattle. Baez completed the double play on Domingo Santana to end the inning. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws to a Chicago Cubs batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws to a Chicago Cubs batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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