Josh Willingham follows through on his sac fly in the first. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
By Bill Ladson / MLB.com
Signed to a Major League contract for a second tour with the Nationals just a day before, Livan Hernandez limited the Cubs to two runs over six innings, fanning six. But the bullpen could not hold a tie game in the seventh and allowed six runs in the eighth to prevent a comeback.
a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Guzman, A in the 7th. b-Doubled for Grabow in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Fukudome (29, Hernandez, L), Hill, K (9, Sosa), Fontenot (19, Sosa), Lee, D (29, Sosa). HR:
Bradley (11, 3rd inning off Hernandez, L, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Bradley 4; Ramirez, Ar 2; Baker, Je; Theriot;
Fontenot 2; Hill, K 4; Fukudome 3; Lee, D 2; Soriano, A. RBI: Bradley 3 (35), Hill, K 2 (18), Fontenot
(37), Lee, D 2 (85), Ramirez, Ar (39). 2-out RBI: Bradley 2. Runners left in scoring
position, 2 out: Ramirez, Ar 2; Harden. SAC: Miles. GIDP: Baker, Je, Fukudome. Team
RISP: 6-for-15. Team LOB: 8.