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Cubs found a gem
Brewers 4, Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome and Derrek Lee celebrate Fukudome's clutch homer. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Kosuke Fukudome, who had doubled in his first at-bat as a Cub, hit a game-tying three-run homer in the ninth, the fourth time he reached base, after Kerry Wood allowed three runs a half-inning earlier. But Bob Howry could not hold off the Brewers in the 10th, and the Cubs lost the opener.
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Series at a glance:
MIL
Milwaukee (1-0)
Won 1
Milwaukee 4, Chi Cubs 3   CHC
Chi Cubs (0-1)
Lost 1
March 31, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Milwaukee
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1   4 7 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0   3 5 0
Standings thru 3/31/08  |  Recap: MIL | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Brewers stats  |  Cubs stats
MilwaukeeABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Weeks, 2B3100021.000
Gwynn, CF3021001.667
Fielder, 1B4110112.250
Braun, LF5111003.200
  Riske, P0000000.000
Hall, 3B4010022.250
Hart, RF4012010.250
Hardy, SS4000011.000
Sheets, P2000010.000
  Torres, P0000000.000
  a-Gross, PH1000010.000
  Mota, P0000000.000
  Gagne, P0000000.000
  b-Counsell, PH11100001.000
  Kapler, LF0000000.000
Kendall, C2000100.000
Totals334742910 

a-Struck out for Torres in the 8th. b-Doubled for Gagne in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Hall (1, Zambrano), Hart (1, Wood), Counsell (1, Howry).
TB: Gwynn 2; Fielder; Braun; Hall 2; Hart 2; Counsell 2.
RBI: Braun (1), Hart 2 (2), Gwynn (1).
2-out RBI: Hart 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Braun 2; Hardy.
S: Gwynn; Kendall.
SF: Gwynn.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gwynn (1, 3rd base off Zambrano/Soto).
PO: Hall (2nd base by Zambrano).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Theriot, SS5000020.000
Soriano, LF5000020.000
Lee, 1B5110020.200
Ramirez, 3B3100100.000
Fukudome, RF31331001.000
DeRosa, 2B3000002.000
Soto, C2000210.000
Pie, CF4010024.250
Zambrano, P2000010.000
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  a-Ward, PH1000000.000
  Wood, P0000000.000
  b-Fontenot, PH1000001.000
  Howry, P0000000.000
Totals343534107 

a-Lined out for Marmol in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Wood in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Fukudome (1, Sheets).
HR: Fukudome (1, 9th inning off Gagne, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Lee; Fukudome 7; Pie.
RBI: Fukudome 3 (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pie 2.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Zambrano (Hall at 2nd base).

 
MilwaukeeIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sheets 6.12002700.00
Torres 0.20001000.00
Mota 1.00000200.00
Gagne (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)1.033311127.00
Riske (S, 1)1.00000000.00
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano 6.23001500.00
Marmol 1.10000300.00
Wood 1.023311027.00
Howry (L, 0-1)1.02110009.00

IBB: Fielder (by Wood).
HBP: DeRosa (by Torres), Weeks (by Wood), Weeks (by Howry).
Pitches-strikes: Sheets 99-66, Torres 13-6, Mota 16-11, Gagne 31-16, Riske 9-7, Zambrano 89-57, Marmol 9-8, Wood 21-12, Howry 13-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sheets 4-8, Torres 1-0, Mota 0-1, Gagne 1-1, Riske 1-2, Zambrano 4-10, Marmol 0-1, Wood 2-0, Howry 1-2.
Batters faced: Sheets 23, Torres 3, Mota 3, Gagne 7, Riske 3, Zambrano 23, Marmol 4, Wood 7, Howry 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Torres 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 44 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:59 (1:30 delay).
Att: 41,089.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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