Chicago Cubs defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 8-5

The press-box announcer didn't even have a sporting chance to first give out the usual vital statistics - time of the first pitch, inside/outside temperature, that sort of thing - to mark the start of the game Sunday night.


The very first baseball out of Jeff Suppan's hand was crushed over the center-field wall, and just like that, two flashbacks came a-rushing.

One was relatively fresh, from when the same Alfonso Soriano from the same Chicago Cubs had beate...


Chicago Cubs leftfielder Alfonso Soriano led off the game with a home run, walked twice - one of them forcing in a run - and stole the 250th base of his career.


Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder appeared to have hit a tying grand slam in the bottom of the fifth but Chicago's Reed Johnson leaped high against the wall to rob Fielder and hold him to a long sacrifice fly. Johnson entered the game in the fourth inning as a pinch runn...