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Cubs relieved of command
Brewers 5, Cubs 4
Aramis Ramirez watches the flight of his 200th career homer in the third. (M. Spencer Green/AP)
 Ramirez's 200th career homer
 Lee drives in Soriano in first
Alfonso Soriano had two hits and scored twice in his return on two of Derrek Lee's three hits, and Aramis Ramirez hit his 200th homer. But Scott Eyre gave up the lead in the eighth, and Rocky Cherry yielded the decisive homer in the 12th in his MLB debut.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 23, 2007
MIL
Milwaukee (12-7)
Won 3
Milwaukee 5, Chi Cubs 4   CHC
Chi Cubs (7-12)
Lost 2
April 23, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   R   H   E 
Milwaukee
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1   5 9 1
Chi Cubs
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 11 0
Standings thru 4/23/07  |  Gameday  |  Brewers Stats  |  Cubs Stats
MilwaukeeABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Weeks, 2B6000023.243
Hardy, SS5111110.282
Fielder, 1B6222012.267
Hall, CF6000030.261
Estrada, C2010101.274
  Miller, C2100100.316
Jenkins, LF5020002.358
Gross, RF3100214.250
Counsell, 3B5021014.244
Vargas, P1000011.200
  a-Gwynn, PH1011000.462
  Dessens, P0000000.000
  b-Graffanino, PH1000000.200
  Spurling, P0000000.000
  Shouse, P0000000.000
  Wise, P0000000.000
  c-Mench, PH1000002.353
  Villanueva, P0000000.000
  Turnbow, P0000000.000
Totals4459551019 

a-Singled for Vargas in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Dessens in the 7th. c-Flied out for Wise in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Counsell (4, Zambrano).
HR: Hardy (6, 4th inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 0 out), Fielder 2 (4, 8th inning off Eyre, 0 on, 0 out; 12th inning off Cherry, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Hardy 4; Fielder 8; Estrada; Jenkins 2; Counsell 3; Gwynn.
RBI: Hardy (14), Gwynn (3), Fielder 2 (12), Counsell (7).
2-out RBI: Counsell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Weeks 2; Fielder; Counsell; Mench.
S: Villanueva.
GIDP: Jenkins.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Weeks (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Weeks-Hardy-Fielder, Hardy-Fielder).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF6220013.268
Floyd, RF2100121.250
  b-Murton, PH1000002.270
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  Howry, P0000000.000
  e-Theriot, PH1000000.340
  Dempster, P0000000.000
  f-Marquis, PH1000011.273
  Cherry, P0000000.000
Lee, 1B6032012.360
Ramirez, 3B3112211.339
Jones, CF-RF5010013.286
DeRosa, 2B5010124.254
Blanco, C3010011.182
  c-Ward, PH0000100.200
  1-Cedeno, PR-SS1000002.103
Izturis, SS2000101.174
  d-Barrett, PH-C2000002.271
Zambrano, P2000000.273
  Ohman, P0000000.000
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  a-Pie, PH-CF3020000.200
Totals43411461023 

a-Singled for Wuertz in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Floyd in the 7th. c-Intentionally walked for Blanco in the 8th. d-Lined out for Izturis in the 8th. e-Flied out for Howry in the 9th. f-Struck out for Dempster in the 11th.
1-Ran for Ward in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (8, Vargas), DeRosa (3, Dessens), Pie (2, Villanueva).
HR: Ramirez (4, 3rd inning off Vargas, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Soriano 2; Lee 4; Ramirez 4; Jones; DeRosa 2; Blanco; Pie 3.
RBI: Lee 2 (13), Ramirez 2 (14).
2-out RBI: Ramirez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blanco; Lee 2; Barrett; Cedeno; Marquis.
S: Jones.
SF: Ramirez.
GIDP: Izturis; Jones.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lee (2, 3rd base by Vargas/Estrada).

FIELDING
PB: Blanco (1).
DP: (DeRosa-Lee).

 
MilwaukeeIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vargas 4.06441214.76
Dessens 2.01001106.75
Spurling 0.11001100.00
Shouse 0.10000003.38
Wise 0.10000103.52
Villanueva (W, 1-0)4.02003304.22
Turnbow (S, 1)1.01000201.80
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano 5.15223716.91
Ohman (H, 1)0.20000105.40
Wuertz (H, 1)1.00000100.00
Eyre (BS, 2)0.232211115.00
Howry 1.10000003.97
Dempster 2.00001002.45
Cherry (L, 0-1)1.01110019.00

WP: Spurling, Zambrano.
IBB: Ward (by Villanueva).
Pitches-strikes: Vargas 69-42, Dessens 32-18, Spurling 16-10, Shouse 2-2, Wise 6-3, Villanueva 68-37, Turnbow 13-11, Zambrano 103-62, Ohman 10-9, Wuertz 11-8, Eyre 19-11, Howry 13-8, Dempster 18-12, Cherry 13-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Vargas 5-4, Dessens 3-2, Spurling 0-0, Shouse 1-0, Wise 0-0, Villanueva 3-6, Turnbow 0-1, Zambrano 8-2, Ohman 0-1, Wuertz 1-1, Eyre 0-1, Howry 1-3, Dempster 5-1, Cherry 0-3.
Batters faced: Vargas 18, Dessens 7, Spurling 3, Shouse 1, Wise 1, Villanueva 17, Turnbow 4, Zambrano 24, Ohman 2, Wuertz 3, Eyre 6, Howry 4, Dempster 7, Cherry 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 2-0, Wise 2-0, Ohman 2-0, Howry 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 47 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, In from CF.
T: 4:08.
Att: 33,920.

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