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Milwaukee at Chicago

Final 12th
Chi. Cubs
W: G. Rusch (2-0) L: D. Turnbow (0-1)
HR: MIL - J. Spivey (2), L. Overbay (1), D. Miller (1)   CHC - None

Cubs 6, Brewers 5 (12 innings)

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

CHICAGO -- Todd Hollandsworth feels he gets more comfortable at the plate as the game goes on.

That paid off for the Cubs in the 12th inning Sunday when he hit a run-scoring single through a drawn-in infield to give Chicago a 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

"Honestly, for some reason I'm probably more nervous when the game starts than in the situation there," Hollandsworth said. "For some reason, I seem to relax, just really bear down and focus."

Jeromy Burnitz hit a triple off the left-center field wall with one out in the 12th against Derrick Turnbow (0-1), the sixth Milwaukee pitcher. After an intentional walk to Derrek Lee, Hollandsworth delivered.

"(The pitch) was down and away and he just slapped it over and through the hole," Turnbow said. "It just happens sometimes."

Reliever Glendon Rusch (2-0) pitched three scoreless innings to earn the win. He allowed three hits and struck out four.

"I was in a jam every inning today it seemed like," Rusch said. "It was great to weasel my way out of all of them and give us a chance to win."

The Cubs scored three runs off Milwaukee reliever Tommy Phelps to tie it at 5 in the sixth inning. Phelps gave up hits to the first three batters of the inning, and was removed after Hollandsworth hit a run-scoring single.

Ricky Bottalico relieved and hit Michael Barrett to load the bases, and the Cubs then scored two runs on a groundout and an infield single.

The runs were the first allowed by the Brewers' bullpen this year after 12 2/3 scoreless innings.

Bottalico, Matt Wise and Jorge De La Rosa didn't allow a run in five innings Sunday.

"Our bullpen did a great job today," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "Ricky Bottalico, Matt Wise and Jorge De La Rosa were all very good. "(Phelps) just didn't have it today."

Chicago starter Greg Maddux allowed four runs -- three earned -- and nine hits, including two homers, in five innings. The Cubs right-hander entered the game 10-2 with a 1.45 ERA against the Brewers, but Milwaukee touched him for single runs in four of the first five innings.

"It could have been worse I guess," Maddux said. "I'm not happy pitching only five innings, but if you pitch better you get to stay in longer."

Chicago's Aramis Ramirez had three doubles and an RBI. Burnitz, Neifi Perez and Corey Patterson also drove in runs for the Cubs.

Milwaukee's Junior Spivey, Lyle Overbay and Damian Miller each hit solo home runs. Spivey and Miller each added two singles.

Brewers starter Victor Santos pitched five strong innings, allowing two runs on three hits.


De La Rosa struck out five in the ninth and 10th innings. ... Cubs RHP Mark Prior threw 30 pitches from the Wrigley Field mound before the game. The Cubs will announce on Monday whether he starts at home against San Diego or in the minors on Tuesday. ... Cubs SS Nomar Garciaparra went 0-for-5 and has just four hits - all singles - in his first 28 at-bats. ... Santos hadn't pitched since April 2 in the Brewer's final preseason game, at Miller Park. He allowed one run in six innings against the White Sox. ... Cubs 2B Todd Walker left the game in the 11th with a sprained knee and will have an MRI. Milwaukee's Carlos Lee took him out at second with a slide in the 10th.

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Players of the Game

J. Burnitz
AB 6
R 2
H 3
HR 0

J. Spivey
AB 6
R 1
H 3
HR 1

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Milwaukee Brewers
Brady Clark, CF6120002 .200
Junior Spivey, 2B6131013 .385
Lyle Overbay, 1B6121002 .286
Carlos Lee, LF4011120 .273
Geoff Jenkins, RF5110114 .174
Damian Miller, C6131015 .462
Russell Branyan, 3B6020023 .353
Bill Hall, SS4010111 .200
Victor Santos, P2000003 .000
   a- Wes Helms, PH1000001 .000
    Tommy Phelps, P0000000 .000
    Ricky Bottalico, P0000000 .000
    Matt Wise, P0000000 .000
   b- Jeff Cirillo, PH1000000 .333
    Jorge De La Rosa, P0000000 .000
   c- Chris Magruder, PH1010000 .400
    Derrick Turnbow, P0000000 .000
a-grounded into a double play for Santos in the 6th
b-grounded out for Wise in the 9th
c-singled for De La Rosa in the 11th
2B - Lyle Overbay (2, Rusch)
HR - Junior Spivey (2, Maddux), Lyle Overbay (1, Maddux), Damian Miller (1, Wellemeyer)
SF - Carlos Lee (1)
RBI - Junior Spivey (4), Lyle Overbay (4), Carlos Lee (6), Damian Miller (1)
2-OUT RBI - Lyle Overbay (4)
CS - Brady Clark (1, 2nd base by Wuertz/Barrett), Junior Spivey (1, 2nd base by Maddux/Barrett)
Team LOB - 11
DP - Hall-Spivey-Overbay, Hall-Overbay
PB - Damian Miller (1)
Milwaukee Brewers
Victor Santos 5322430 3.60
Tommy Phelps0333000 13.50
Ricky Bottalico (BS,1) 2100000 0.00
Matt Wise 1000010 0.00
Jorge De La Rosa 2100250 0.00
Derrick Turnbow (L,0-1) 1.1311100 3.86
IBB - Lee by Jorge De La Rosa, Lee by Derrick Turnbow
HBP - Garciaparra (by Victor Santos), Barrett (by Ricky Bottalico)
Pitches-Strikes - Victor Santos 93-55, Tommy Phelps 11-5, Ricky Bottalico 32-20, Matt Wise 14-9, Jorge De La Rosa 46-25, Derrick Turnbow 36-21
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Victor Santos 6-5, Ricky Bottalico 5-0, Matt Wise 2-0, Jorge De La Rosa 1-0, Derrick Turnbow 4-0
Batters Faced - Victor Santos 22, Tommy Phelps 3, Ricky Bottalico 7, Matt Wise 3, Jorge De La Rosa 9, Derrick Turnbow 8
Chicago Cubs
Corey Patterson, CF5021120 .345
Todd Walker, 2B4100102 .381
    Jose Macias, 2B1000000 .200
Nomar Garciaparra, SS5000021 .143
Aramis Ramirez, 3B6131002 .320
Jeromy Burnitz, RF6231012 .357
Derrek Lee, 1B3110300 .304
Todd Hollandsworth, LF4122222 .333
Michael Barrett, C4000016 .227
Greg Maddux, P1000000 .000
   a- Jerry Hairston Jr., PH1000000 .000
    Todd Wellemeyer, P0000000 .000
   b- Neifi Perez, PH1001000 .000
    Michael Wuertz, P0000000 .000
    Mike Remlinger, P0000000 .000
   c- Jason Dubois, PH1000010 .400
    Glendon Rusch, P1000000 .000
a-lined out for Maddux in the 5th
b-grounded out for Wellemeyer in the 6th
c-struck out for Remlinger in the 9th
2B - Aramis Ramirez 3 (4, Santos, Santos, De La Rosa), Jeromy Burnitz (3, Phelps)
3B - Jeromy Burnitz (1, Turnbow)
RBI - Corey Patterson (3), Aramis Ramirez (5), Jeromy Burnitz (3), Todd Hollandsworth 2 (5), Neifi Perez (1)
2-OUT RBI - Aramis Ramirez (3)
Team LOB - 12
DP - Garciaparra-Lee, Ramirez-Walker-Lee, Garciaparra-Walker-Lee
E - Greg Maddux (1, Wild throw), Glendon Rusch (1, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago Cubs
Greg Maddux 5943112 7.20
Todd Wellemeyer 1211001 7.71
Michael Wuertz 1.1100010 0.00
Mike Remlinger 1.2100020 0.00
Glendon Rusch (W,2-0) 3300240 3.00
IBB - Lee by Glendon Rusch
Pitches-Strikes - Greg Maddux 75-51, Todd Wellemeyer 18-12, Michael Wuertz 16-11, Mike Remlinger 21-15, Glendon Rusch 65-39
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Greg Maddux 8-4, Todd Wellemeyer 1-1, Michael Wuertz 1-1, Mike Remlinger 2-1, Glendon Rusch 3-3
Batters Faced - Greg Maddux 23, Todd Wellemeyer 4, Michael Wuertz 4, Mike Remlinger 6, Glendon Rusch 15
Game Information
Attendance - 39076
Game Time - 4:09
Temperature - 52
Umpires - Home - Terry Craft, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Rick Reed