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Cubs confounded
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Brewers 8, Cubs 2
Ted Lilly struck out four Brewers in his first start of the season. (M. Spencer Green/AP)
Derrek Lee and Geovany Soto each belted their first homers of the season, but the Cubs were unable to cash in elsewhere and dropped their second straight to the NL Central-rival Brewers to open the season. Left-handed starter Ted Lilly allowed four runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
MIL
Milwaukee (2-0)
Won 2
Milwaukee 8, Chi Cubs 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (0-2)
Lost 2
April 2, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Milwaukee
1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 2   8 14 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   2 8 2
Standings thru 4/2/08  |  Recap: MIL | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Brewers stats  |  Cubs stats
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Weeks, 2B 6 1 1 1 0 1 6 .111
Kapler, CF-LF 5 0 1 1 0 0 3 .200
Fielder, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286
Braun, LF 5 1 3 1 0 1 2 .400
  Riske, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hall, 3B 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .222
Hart, C, RF 4 1 1 1 1 2 3 .250
Hardy, SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .111
Suppan, P 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
  Torres, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Dillon, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
  Gwynn, CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .750
Kendall, C 4 1 3 2 1 0 0 .500
Totals 42 8 14 7 2 9 26  

a-Doubled for Torres in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Braun (1, Lilly), Hart, C (2, Lilly), Kendall 2 (2, Lilly, Howry), Dillon (1, Pignatiello).
HR: Weeks (1, 1st inning off Lilly, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Weeks 4; Kapler; Fielder; Braun 4; Hall; Hart, C 2; Hardy; Dillon 2; Gwynn; Kendall 5.
RBI: Weeks (1), Hall (1), Hart, C (3), Braun (2), Kapler (1), Kendall 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Braun; Kendall 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kapler; Suppan; Hall; Weeks 2; Hardy 2; Braun.
Team RISP: 6-for-22.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kendall (1, 2nd base off Hart, K/Soto), Hart, C 2 (2, 2nd base off Hart, K/Soto, 3rd base off Hart, K/Soto).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Kendall-Hardy, Hall-Weeks-Fielder).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .222
Soriano, A, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000
Lee, D, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .333
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Fukudome, RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .500
DeRosa, 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .200
  Hart, K, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wuertz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Cedeno, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Pignatiello, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Ward, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Soto, C 4 1 1 1 0 2 2 .167
Pie, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250
Lilly, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Fontenot, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
Totals 33 2 8 2 3 6 13  

a-Popped out for Wuertz in the 7th. b-Walked for Howry in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lee, D (1, Suppan), DeRosa (1, Suppan).
HR: Lee, D (1, 4th inning off Suppan, 0 on, 0 out), Soto (1, 7th inning off Suppan, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Theriot 2; Lee, D 6; DeRosa 2; Soto 4; Pie; Fontenot.
RBI: Lee, D (1), Soto (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Ar; Soto; Soriano, A 2.
GIDP: DeRosa.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Fontenot (1, 2nd base off Torres/Kendall).
CS: Ramirez, Ar (1, 2nd base by Suppan/Kendall).

FIELDING
E: Ramirez, Ar (1, fielding), Soto (1, throw).

 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Suppan (W, 1-0) 6.1 6 2 2 2 2 2 2.84
Torres (H, 1) 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Riske 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lilly (L, 0-1) 4.2 5 4 4 0 4 1 7.71
Hart, K 1.1 1 1 0 2 2 0 0.00
Wuertz 1.0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Pignatiello 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 13.50
Howry 1.1 3 2 2 0 1 0 11.57

WP: Hart, K, Pignatiello.
Balk: Lilly.
HBP: Fielder (by Lilly), Fielder (by Pignatiello).
Pitches-strikes: Suppan 109-62, Torres 21-12, Riske 35-20, Lilly 77-57, Hart, K 32-17, Wuertz 21-15, Pignatiello 20-12, Howry 30-20.
Groundouts-flyouts: Suppan 7-5, Torres 0-1, Riske 0-2, Lilly 3-5, Hart, K 1-0, Wuertz 0-1, Pignatiello 2-0, Howry 0-2.
Batters faced: Suppan 25, Torres 4, Riske 7, Lilly 21, Hart, K 7, Wuertz 6, Pignatiello 5, Howry 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Hart, K 2-1, Howry 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 41 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, R to L.
T: 3:23.
Att: 39,468.
April 2, 2008

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