8:05 PM ET, April 12, 2009
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE -- If struggling Milwaukee Brewers starter Jeff Suppan was wondering how much worse things could possibly get after Alfonso Soriano smacked the first pitch of the game off the facade in center field, he got his answer all too soon: Much worse.
• Chicago took a 5-1 lead with four runs in the fourth inning on four bases-loaded walks.
• The Cubs have won seven of their last 10 games at Miller Park.
• Alfonso Soriano homered to start the game, his 51st career leadoff home run and fourth home run this season.
• Ryan Theriot continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-4, and has hit safely in all six games this season (11-for-20, .550).
• Jeff Suppan allowed five earned runs in 6 2/3 innings and fell to 0-5 with a 9.62 ERA in his last seven starts dating back to last season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Piniella said Soto should be able to start Wednesday. ... Soriano stole the 250th base of his career in the third, making him the 19th player in major league history with at least 250 home runs and 250 stolen bases. ... Fielder beat out an infield single in the third. ... The Cubs' home opener is scheduled for Monday afternoon, but rain is forecast in the Chicago area.
Regular Season Series
|Chicago leads 10-7 (as of Sun 4/12)|
|Fri 4/10||@MIL 4, CHC 3||Recap|
|Sat 4/11||CHC 6, @MIL 5||Recap|
|» Sun 4/12||CHC 8, @MIL 5||Box Score|
|Fri 5/8||@MIL 3, CHC 2||Recap|
|Sat 5/9||@MIL 12, CHC 6||Recap|
|Sun 5/10||CHC 4, @MIL 2||Recap|
|Thu 7/2||@CHC 9, MIL 5||Recap|
|Fri 7/3||@CHC 2, MIL 1||Recap|
|Sat 7/4||MIL 11, @CHC 2||Recap|
|Sun 7/5||@CHC 8, MIL 2||Recap|
|Mon 9/14||@CHC 2, MIL 0||Recap|
|Tue 9/15||@CHC 13, MIL 7||Recap|
|Wed 9/16||MIL 9, @CHC 5||Recap|
|Thu 9/17||MIL 7, @CHC 4||Recap|
|Mon 9/21||CHC 10, @MIL 2||Recap|
|Tue 9/22||CHC 7, @MIL 2||Recap|
|Wed 9/23||@MIL 3, CHC 2||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Cubs | Brewers|
|1st||A Soriano homered to center.||1||0|
|1st||J Hardy hit sacrifice fly to center, R Weeks scored.||1||1|
|4th||K Hill walked, R Johnson scored, M Fontenot to third, R Theriot to second.||2||1|
|4th||A Soriano walked, R Theriot scored, K Hill to third, R Dempster to second.||3||1|
|4th||K Fukudome walked, K Hill scored, R Dempster to third, A Soriano to second.||4||1|
|4th||D Lee walked, R Dempster scored, A Soriano to third, K Fukudome to second.||5||1|
|4th||C Hart homered to right.||5||2|
|5th||R Theriot doubled to deep left, M Fontenot scored.||6||2|
|5th||P Fielder hit sacrifice fly to right, R Weeks scored, C Counsell to third.||6||3|
|5th||J Hardy grounded out to third, C Counsell scored, R Braun to second.||6||4|
|8th||D Lee hit sacrifice fly to right, J Gathright scored.||7||4|
|9th||K Hill doubled to deep left, R Theriot scored.||8||4|
|9th||R Weeks homered to left.||8||5|
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|Stadium||Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI|
|Attendance||40,168 (95.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Tim Welke|