Soriano Sparks Cubbies' Rally

Six run seventh ruins strong outing by Arizona rookie
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2008 7:58 PM CDT
Chicago Cubs' Kosuke Fukudome of Japan, right, celebrates with catcher Geovany Soto, center, and closer Carlos Marmol after the Cubs beat Arizona 7-2 on Saturday, May 10, 2008 in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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(Newser) – Alfonso Soriano had four hits, including a go-ahead double in a six-run seventh inning, and showed some flair on the bases to help the Cubs beat Arizona 7-2. Kosuke Fukudome's first homer since opening day capped the seventh-inning rally as the Cubs won their second straight against the team that swept them in the first round of the playoffs last October.

After a strong performance by Diamondbacks' rookie Max Scherzer, the Cubs trailed 2-1 when they got to Arizona reliever Chad Qualls (0-4). Mark DeRosa had a leadoff single, Reed Johnson sacrificed and pinch-hitter Daryle Ward dropped an RBI single to tie the game. Aramis Ramirez added an RBI single off Brandon Medders before Fukudome hit his second homer of the season.