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Cubs tally 19
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Cubs 19, Brewers 5
Ryan Dempster improved to 4-0 on Wednesday night. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Ryan Dempster was shaky, walking five and striking out just one, but the Cubs' offense managed to overpower the Brewers on Wednesday night. Geovany Soto hit a pair of three-run home runs and Mark DeRosa reached base five times in the win.
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Series at a glance:
MIL
Milwaukee (15-12)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 19, Milwaukee 5   CHC
Chi Cubs (17-10)
Won 1
April 30, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Milwaukee
0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0   5 6 1
Chi Cubs
6 0 1 5 0 1 0 6 X   19 17 0
Standings thru 4/30/08  |  Recap: MIL | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Brewers stats  |  Cubs stats
MilwaukeeABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Weeks, 2B4320100.202
Cameron, CF3000113.375
Braun, LF3023000.273
  Rivera, 1B1112000.333
Fielder, 1B3010003.250
  McClung, P1000010.000
  Turnbow, P0000000.000
  Stetter, P0000000.000
Hart, C, RF2000101.293
  Kapler, RF1000010.283
Hall, 3B4000012.233
Hardy, SS3000101.234
Suppan, P1000000.000
  Shouse, P0000000.000
  a-Gwynn, PH-LF3000011.333
Kendall, C3100100.294
Totals325655511 

a-Grounded out for Shouse in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Braun (9, Dempster), Weeks (4, Howry).
HR: Rivera (1, 7th inning off Howry, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Weeks 3; Braun 3; Rivera 4; Fielder.
RBI: Braun 3 (18), Rivera 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Braun 3; Rivera 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hardy; Fielder 2.
GIDP: Hall.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Hall (4, fielding).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, LF5210111.296
Theriot, SS5321100.323
Lee, 1B3221000.364
  a-Cedeno, PH-2B1213200.378
Ramirez, 3B3113000.287
  b-Ward, PH-1B3011012.105
Fukudome, RF4221003.327
  Blanco, C1000110.333
DeRosa, 2B-3B3322312.297
Soto, C4226013.333
  Howry, P0000000.000
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  d-Fontenot, PH1110000.256
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
Pie, CF4000123.205
Dempster, P3010011.167
  c-Murton, PH-RF2111013.214
Totals421917199918 

a-Walked for Lee in the 6th. b-Struck out for Ramirez in the 6th. c-Struck out for Dempster in the 6th. d-Singled for Marmol in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (9, Suppan), Ramirez (9, Suppan), Fukudome (8, Suppan), Cedeno (6, Turnbow), Ward (1, Turnbow).
HR: Soto 2 (5, 1st inning off Suppan, 2 on, 1 out; 4th inning off Shouse, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Johnson; Theriot 2; Lee 3; Cedeno 2; Ramirez 2; Ward 2; Fukudome 3; DeRosa 2; Soto 8; Fontenot; Dempster; Murton.
RBI: Lee (23), Ramirez 3 (22), Soto 6 (20), DeRosa 2 (19), Fukudome (10), Murton (4), Theriot (8), Cedeno 3 (16), Ward (3).
2-out RBI: DeRosa; Soto 3; Murton; Theriot; Cedeno 3; Ward.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murton 2; DeRosa.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Theriot (7, 2nd base off Suppan/Kendall).

FIELDING
DP: (DeRosa-Lee).

 
MilwaukeeIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Suppan (L, 1-1)3.2111181115.19
Shouse 0.11110113.86
McClung 3.01114505.40
Turnbow 0.246641015.63
Stetter 0.10000100.00
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dempster (W, 4-0)6.04335103.16
Howry 1.02220218.10
Marmol 1.00000201.56
Wuertz 1.00000004.61

WP: McClung.
Pitches-strikes: Suppan 92-57, Shouse 6-4, McClung 72-38, Turnbow 43-21, Stetter 5-3, Dempster 106-64, Howry 23-15, Marmol 20-11, Wuertz 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Suppan 4-6, Shouse 0-0, McClung 1-3, Turnbow 0-1, Stetter 0-0, Dempster 10-7, Howry 1-0, Marmol 0-1, Wuertz 2-1.
Batters faced: Suppan 24, Shouse 2, McClung 14, Turnbow 10, Stetter 1, Dempster 26, Howry 5, Marmol 3, Wuertz 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 2-2, Stetter 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Brian O'Nora. 2B: Damien Beal. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 47 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:33.
Att: 39,908.

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