Cubs Edge Brewers in 12

Todd Hollandsworth didn't get the chance to deliver too many game-winning hits in his first season with the Cubs a year ago due to injury. But on Sunday, his one-out single through a drawn-in Brewers infield in the 12th inning gave the Cubs a 6-5 victory and series win over Milwaukee at Wrigley Field.

Hollandsworth finished the day 2-for-4 with a pair of walks. His single in the sixth inning started a three-run rally that brought the Cubs back from a 5-2 deficit.

Greg Maddux allowed four runs (three earned) in five innings in his second start of the season. Maddux allowed a home run to Junior Spivey in the first inning and another solo shot to Lyle Overbay in the third. Former Cubs catcher Damian Miller hit Milwaukee's third solo home run of the day, a sixth inning shot off Todd Wellemeyer.

Victor Santos went five innings for the Brewers and allowed two runs on three hits while walking four and striking out three. Santos surrendered an RBI double to Aramis Ramirez that scored Todd Walker in the second inning and a run-scoring single to Jeromy Burnitz in the fourth. Burnitz finished 3-for-6 in the game and missed the cycle by a home run; Ramirez had three doubles on the afternoon. In the 10th, Walker was forced out of the game on a hard takeout slide by Carlos Lee at second base.

Glendon Rusch (2-0) hurled three shutout innings in relief for the victory, allowing three hits and two walks. Derrick Turnbow (0-1) suffered the loss, the first of his Milwaukee career. The Cubs' bullpen went seven innings in all, allowing a run on seven hits with seven strikeouts. For the year, the bullpen is 2-1 with a 3.09 ERA in 26.2 IP.

The Cubs welcome San Diego to town beginning Monday at 1:20 p.m. (CDT). Ryan Dempster (0-1, 17.18) will face Adam Eaton (NR, 5.79) in the series opener.

Postgame Notes

The Cubs won their first one-run game of the season after finishing 19-30 in one-run contests a year ago. Burnitz and Corey Patterson extended their hitting streaks to six games. Patterson went 2-for-5 with an RBI infield single as part of the Cubs' three-run sixth inning. Derrek Lee walked three times and also singled. He is 65 hits shy of 1,000 for his career.


Northsiders Report Top Stories