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Series: Game 3 of 4

Cincinnati leads 2-1 (as of 4/18)

Game 1: Friday, April 16
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Game 2: Saturday, April 17
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Game 3: Sunday, April 18
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Game 4: Monday, April 19
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(7-4, 3-2 away)

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(6-6, 3-3 home)

    2:20 PM ET, April 18, 2004

    Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois 

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    W: T. Jones (1-0)

    L: J. Borowski (1-1)

    S: D. Graves (6)

    Sosa passes Banks on Cubs' career HR list

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Sammy Sosa is the Cubs' career home run leader. Greg Maddux is still looking for his first win since returning to Chicago.

    Adam Dunn hit two homers and Juan Castro had a two-run triple in the 10th inning that sent the Cincinnati Reds to an 11-10 victory over the Cubs on Sunday, another wild and wacky day at Wrigley Field.

    "It was windy, no question," Maddux said. "It was tough. It was probably tougher on the outfielders and even the infielders than anybody. It was blowing pretty good."

    Maddux gave up three homers in six innings, failing for the third time to get his first win with the Cubs since 1992.

    Sosa homered twice and passed Ernie Banks for the Cubs' record, but also lost a fly ball in the sun in the 10th that sparked the Reds' winning rally.

    It's certainly not been the return Maddux envisioned. He's been hit hard -- by batters and the weather -- in both of his home starts.

    In his first Wrigley Field appearance last Monday, he was knocked out after 3 2-3 innings by Pittsburgh on a cold day.

    On Sunday, the wind was gusting out of the park at 30 mph. Maddux took an 0-2 record into the game and emerged with a no-decision after giving up eight hits and seven runs. His ERA is 8.62.

    Dunn hit a three-run shot in the first off Maddux, who also allowed homers to Ryan Freel and Austin Kearns.

    "It just didn't work out. They hit a couple of balls good and they hit a couple in the wind," Maddux said.

    "It's one of those things where I don't think I'm pitching as bad it looks and I don't think sometimes I've pitched as good as it looks, too."

    Maddux lost his chance for a win when Dunn hit his second homer of the game -- a two-run shot off Kent Mercker in the seventh that put the Reds ahead 9-8.

    "The wind was blowing out, but it was also doing some crazy, crazy stuff," Dunn said. "When I hit it (his second homer), I was mad because that was a pretty good pitch to hit and I thought I just popped it up.

    "So, thanks wind."

    With the score tied at 9, Freel singled off Joe Borowski (1-1) in the 10th on a fly to right that Sosa lost in the sun. Freel stole second, Javier Valentin walked and Castro tripled off the center-field wall.

    "Today was a tough day, especially the last inning. I lost one in the sun," Sosa said. "That cost us a lot of runs right there. It happened. It was a crazy game."

    Todd Jones (1-0) pitched 2 1-3 innings for the win and Danny Graves earned his sixth save, giving up an unearned run in the 10th after Jason LaRue's passed ball on a third strike.

    Graves allowed two homers in losing Friday's series opener 11-10 on a similarly windy day.

    "Whoever bats last is going to win," Graves said. "That's what it seemed like."

    Sosa's solo shot in the first pushed him past Banks as the Cubs' career leader with 513 homers. Sosa homered again in the third. He has 543 career homers and 64 multihomer games.

    "I would have enjoyed it much better if we had won this game," Sosa said. "It's something that made me very happy and very proud of myself, coming from nowhere to play baseball in America. And now I'm in the record book."

    Moses Alou also homered for the Cubs and missed the cycle by a single.

    Tracking balls in the air was difficult.

    Ken Griffey Jr. misjudged Alou's wind-driven fly and it landed over his head for a triple. Aramis Ramirez drove another ball over Griffey's head for a double to give the Cubs an 8-7 lead in the sixth. Chicago's Todd Walker got a two-run double in the fifth when his high fly to right fooled Wily Mo Pena and landed over his head.

    Freel homered to left to give the Reds a 4-3 lead in the fourth. Pena's triple made it 5-3.

    Alou homered leading off the fifth before two singles and a hit batsman loaded the bases. Chicago tied it again on Maddux's grounder. Pena then turned the wrong way and misplayed Walker's high fly as the Cubs went ahead 7-5.

    But Maddux hit LaRue with a pitch, and Kearns, who's been out of the lineup after being hit on the hand with a pitch last Thursday, delivered his first career pinch-hit homer to tie it at 7.

    The Cubs tied it at 9 in the seventh on Corey Patterson's RBI double off Phil Norton.

    Cincinnati's Paul Wilson, bidding for a 3-0 start, gave up 11 hits -- three homers -- and seven runs in 4 2-3 innings.

    Game notes


    Dunn has seven homers. He also made a strong throw to cut down Todd Hollandsworth at third base in the ninth when he tried to advance two bases on Ramon Martinez's single. ... Alou has five homers in the last five games. ... Cincinnati's Todd Van Poppel became the last major league pitcher on an opening day roster to get into a game this season when he made his first appearance Sunday.

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