Asche went 3 for 5 with two RBI. He hit a two-run blast off Brewers starter Matt Garza in the second inning.
Over his last 12 games, Asche is hitting .381 with 16 hits, two home runs and five RBI.
Middlebrooks did agility drills on the field Thursday, per MLB.com. He could be back in the lineup Friday.
Middlebrooks has struggled offensively for several weeks, as he is batting .183 in his last 27 games.
Sano hit .254 with a .353 on-base percentage, .483 slugging percentage and .836 OPS in 201 at-bats against righties in Double-A this season. He also had one triple, 14 doubles, 10 home runs, 38 RBI, 40 runs, 30 walks and 60 strikeouts against right-handers.
Sano has been considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America since 2010, making it as high as No. 6 in 2014. MLB.com has had Sano among the top 100 prospects since 2012, ranking him as high as No. 4 in '14. Coming into 2015, Baseball America had Sano ranked 13th, while MLB.com had him ranked 11th.
The 22-year-old prospect, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, has a career .278/.373/.564/.937 slash line in 445 games in the minors. He has totaled 105 home runs.
The solo home run was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. Over his last nine games, Uribe is hitting .214 with three home runs and three RBI.
Bryant was replaced at third by Jonathan Herrera, who will bat seventh. Bryant is hitting .171 with two home runs and four RBI in his last 12 games.
The Cubs are the underdogs (+125) at New York on Thursday.
Hill finished the game 1 for 3 with his homer a solo shot off of Brett Anderson. Hill recorded another RBI on a sacrifice fly in the game, giving him two for the game and 20 for the year. Hill now holds a slash line of .224/.284/.333.
Franco is hitting a whopping .392 with 20 hits, five doubles, three home runs and 16 RBI over his last 12 games.
Ramirez recorded his 17th double on the season in the third inning, which brough two runners around to score.
Ramirez is hitting .500 with six hits, three doubles and seven RBI in his last four games.
Manager Terry Collins said he has spoken with Wright in the last few days, and Wright is the most upbeat he’s been “in a long time” as he recovers from spinal stenosis.
Wright is slated to meet with the team later this week in Los Angeles. There is a possibility he will be cleared to begin running and fielding grounders next week. Wright has spent the last month in Los Angeles undergoing physical therapy and consulting with back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins.
If Wright is cleared for baseball activities, then he could be back shortly after the All-Star break.