Alfonso Soriano congratulates Kosuke Fukudome on his homer. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com
Kosuke Fukudome hit a three-run homer that put the Cubs up in the fifth, but the Cards chipped away at the bullpen to pull away for good in the opener. Milton Bradley, nursing a strained groin, pinch-hit with the bases loaded in the sixth but was called out on strikes and then ejected.
BATTING 2B: Fukudome (4, Wainwright). HR: Fukudome (3, 5th inning off Wainwright,
2 on, 1 out). TB: Ramirez, Ar 2; Theriot; Fukudome 6; Soriano, A. RBI: Lee,
D (7), Fukudome 3 (8). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fontenot; Soto, G; Soriano, A 2. SF:
Lee, D. Team RISP: 1-for-8. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Theriot
(3, 2nd base off Wainwright/Molina, Y). CS: Fukudome (2, 2nd base by Wainwright/Molina, Y).
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