Cubs' Bats Come to Life in 10-5 Win

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Todd Walker homered and drove in three runs, and Glendon Rusch won his third start as the Chicago Cubs beat the Anaheim Angels Saturday night, 10-5. Rusch (3-1) gave up two runs on six hits in five innings while striking out six and not walking a batter.

Walker homered to lead off the fifth inning, one of three solo shots the Cubs would hit on the night. He later added a run-scoring ground rule double to deep right as part of a four-run eighth inning.

Angels starter Bartolo Colon continued his early-season struggles with the Halos. Colon (4-5) was tagged for six runs on nine hits in six innings.

Aramis Ramirez hit a solo homerun to lead off the top of the second off Colon for the Cubs' first run of the evening. Ramirez later added an RBI sac fly in the eighth following Walker's RBI double and Michael Barrett's run-scoring single. Jose Macias also added an RBI double to score Corey Patterson in the eighth.

The Cubs' bullpen worked the final four innings in relief, but were noticeably shaky at the start. First, Francis Beltran ran into some trouble, giving up three consecutive singles to open the sixth inning before Mike Remlinger gave up an RBI single to second baseman Adam Kennedy, and a single to shorstop David Eckstein before getting Chone Figgins to strike out.

Kyle Farnsworth then retired Vladimir Guerrero on an infield pop-up to get the Cubs out of the jam with a one-run lead.

LaTroy Hawkins would work the final inning and a third in relief without allowing a batter to reach base. He retired Garret Anderson, Jose Guillen and Tim Salmon all on groundouts in the ninth.

The Cubs won on the road for the first time since Sunday, May 30 at Pittsburgh, and have won six of their previous eight Saturday games.

The two teams meet again Sunday for the finale of the three-game series with Matt Clement facing Kelvim Escobar beginning at 3:05 CT.

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