Soto's 2 3-run Homers Lift Cubs Over Brewers
Chicago scores most runs since 2001
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2008 11:37 PM CDT
Chicago Cubs' Geovany Soto watches his three-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 30, 2008, in Chicago.    (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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(Newser) – Mark Cuban picked a good night to have a front-row seat at Wrigley Field. The longtime Cubs fan and prospective owner watched Geovany Soto hit two three-run homers as Chicago pounded the Milwaukee Brewers 19-5 on Wednesday night. It was the Cubs' biggest outburst since a 20-1 whipping of the Los Angles Dodgers on May 5, 2001.

The Cubs scored six runs each in the first and eighth innings while batting around, and leading the charge was a rookie who appeared in just 18 games last season. Soto's shot in the first capped a six-run outburst, and he finished off a five-run fourth by going deep again off reliever Brian Shouse, who had just come in for Jeff Suppan (1-1).