Series: Game 4 of 4

Series tied 2-2 (as of 8/29)

Game 1: Monday, August 26
Chicago 1Final
Milwaukee 2
Game 2: Tuesday, August 27
Chicago 6Final
Milwaukee 2
Game 3: Wednesday, August 28
Chicago 1Final
Milwaukee 5
Game 4: Thursday, August 29
Chicago 13Final
Milwaukee 10

Cubs 13

(56-76, 28-40 away)

Brewers 10

(46-87, 28-41 home)

    2:05 PM ET, August 29, 2002

    Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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    MIL 000310006 10 - -

    W: M. Clement (11-9)

    L: A. Lorraine (0-1)

    Bellhorn makes NL history with big inning

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mark Bellhorn expected to spend the afternoon watching Sammy Sosa return to Chicago's lineup and give the Cubs some pop.

    Mark Bellhorn

    Instead, with Sosa sidelined by a sore neck, Bellhorn provided a pair of home runs -- and history.

    Bellhorn became the first player in National League ever to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning Thursday as the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 13-10.

    "Sosa was going to play, but when he took some swings off the tee, there was no way he was going to go,'' Cubs manager Bruce Kimm said.

    So, Angel Echevarria moved from first base to right field to make room for Bellhorn, who ignited a 10-run burst in the fourth inning with a two-run shot off left-hander Andrew Lorraine that traveled 410 feet to center field at Miller Park.

    By the time he came up again with two outs in the inning, Lorraine had given way to right-hander Jose Cabrera. Batting from the left side, Bellhorn connected on a full-count fastball for a three-run, 380-foot drive that made it 9-0.

    "Sometimes it's tough,'' Bellhorn said of switching stances in the middle of a game. "I've been facing a lot of left-handers lately. You get used to seeing the ball that way. Then you step in the box against a righty and you feel kind of weird. After that first swing, I'm fine.''

    Bellhorn joined Carlos Baerga as the only switch-hitters in major league history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning. Baerga accomplished the feat in the seventh inning on April 8, 1993, against the New York Yankees.

    Also, Bellhorn's five RBI in one inning tied a team record set by Billy Williams on May 1, 1964.

    Bill Mueller followed Bellhorn's second homer with one of his own, giving the Cubs their biggest inning since Sept. 11, 1990, when Chicago scored 10 times in the second inning against Montreal.

    Richie Sexson hit a grand slam for Milwaukee, highlighting a six-run ninth.

    With the teams combining to bat around three times, the game lasted 3 hours, 40 minutes.

    "It seemed like the game started at 10 this morning,'' Brewers reliever Ray King said. "I though it would never end. It was ugly.''

    The game featured 22 hits, four errors and 15 runners left on.

    Matt Clement (11-9) struck out 10 in seven innings, giving him 187 for the season, third in the NL behind Arizona pitchers Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling.

    The game was the last for the teams before Friday's strike deadline. The Cubs are scheduled to play the first game in the majors on Friday, at 3:20 p.m. ET against St. Louis at Wrigley Field.

    In the ninth inning, the Brewers announced they had traded pitcher Jamey Wright to St. Louis for minor league outfielder Chris Morris and a player to be named.

    Wright said he was excited to go to a pennant contender but had no idea what he should do as far as travel plans because of the strike uncertainty.

    "I don't know if I'm pitching tomorrow or Saturday. I'll probably drive down tonight,'' said Wright, whose wife, Marnie, just returned from Phoenix, where the couple sold their home.

    "She just got back a week ago and now she'll have to pack all our stuff again,'' Wright said.

    The Brewers also batted around in the fourth, but they managed just three runs off Clement, who was coming off a three-hit shutout at Arizona on Saturday.

    After Ronnie Belliard's RBI single and an error on Bellhorn at first base on Jorge Fabregas's high-hopper allowed two more runs to score, Mark Loretta flied out to right with the bases loaded to end the inning.

    In his first major league start since April 30, 2000, Lorraine (0-1) gave up seven runs, five of them earned, on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings.

    Among the many signs in the stands relating to the strike was one that read: "Savoring the last day of baseball.''

    Game notes

    Sosa is the only other Cubs batter to hit two homers in an inning. He did it on May 15, 1996, against Houston. ... Bellhorn's 23 homers are the most ever for a Cubs switch-hitter. ... The Brewers designated LHP Jimmy Osting for assignment and purchased the contract of RHP Nelson Figueroa, who was demoted earlier this month. Figueroa was penciled in to take Wright's spot in the rotation Friday night in Cincinnati. ... Brewers RHP Valerio De Los Santos left in the sixth inning with flulike symptoms.

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