Brewers Spoil Fukudome's Heroics for Cubs

Nats torch Phils' Gordon to push to 2-0 ; D'backs top Reds
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2008 11:56 PM CDT
Brewers Spoil Fukudome's Heroics for Cubs
Milwaukee Brewers' Corey Hart hits a two RBI double in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, March 31, 2008 in Chicago. The Brewers beat the Cubs 4-3 in ten innings.    (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

(Newser) – Tony Gwynn Jr.'s 10th-inning sacrifice fly scored Craig Counsell to give Milwaukee a 4-3 win at Wrigley. Kosuke Fukudome, the Cubs' big acquisition this winter, went 3-for-3, including a tying, three-run homer in the ninth off Eric Gagne, reports the Sun-Times. Meanwhile, Kerry Wood failed in his debut as Cubs'  closer, allowing three ninth-inning runs and spoiling Carlos Zambrano's scoreless outing. Elsewhere:

  • Washington lit up reliever Tom Gordon for five runs in the ninth inning as Nick Johnson, Ronnie Belliard and Dmitri Young each hit RBI doubles in the frame. Lastings Milledge scored three times for the 2-0 Nats.
  • Brandon Webb outdueled Aaron Harang over six innings and Arizona's bullpen tossed three shutout innings in a 4-2 victory at Cincinnati.
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