Brewers Rally on Braun's Double

Wood blows third save in seven chances after Zambrano's strong start
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 1, 2008 9:56 PM CDT
Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun hits a two-RBI double against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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(Newser) – Ryan Braun hit a two-run double off Kerry Wood during Milwaukee's three-run ninth inning and the Brewers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Thursday. Wood blew his third save in seven chances and wasted a fine performance by Carlos Zambrano, who pitched 6 1-3 innings and helped himself with his 13th career homer.

With the Cubs ahead 3-1, Wood hit leadoff batter Craig Counsell in the ninth and pinch-hitter Gabe Kapler doubled over the head off left fielder Alfonso Soriano—who just came off the disabled list Thursday after being sidelined with a strained right calf. Jason Kendall followed with an RBI single up the middle, preceding Braun's double. (Read more baseball stories.)