Milton Bradley's homer in the sixth put the Cubs up for good. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com
Milton Bradley belted a go-ahead two-run home run and Bobby Scales, playing in his first Major League season after spending 10-plus seasons in the Minors, hit his first career homer as the Cubs won the opener. Rich Harden was solid through six, and won his fourth straight decision.
BATTING 2B: Giles (4, Harden). HR: Gonzalez, Ad (11, 1st inning off Harden, 1 on, 1 out). TB:
Giles 2; Eckstein; Gonzalez, Ad 5; Gerut. RBI: Gonzalez, Ad 2 (24). Runners left in scoring position, 2
out: Rodriguez, L. GIDP: Headley. Team RISP: 1-for-5. Team LOB: 4.
Gerut (2, 2nd base off Heilman/Soto).
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