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Lilly, Fukudome help Cubs push Brewers into tie for wild card

Sep 27, 2008 - 11:01 PM MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Ted Lilly carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Kosuke Fukudome belted a two-run homer in the ninth as the Chicago Cubs posted a 7-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

Daryle Ward also homered for Chicago, which will host Game One of the National League Division Series on Wednesday.

Prince Fielder and J.J. Hardy each drove in a run for the Brewers (89-72), who fell into a tie with the New York Mets (89-72) for the wild card lead with one game to play. The Mets beat Florida earlier on Saturday. If the teams are tied after Sunday, the Mets will host the Brewers in a one-game playoff on Monday.

The Brewers are in this predicament because they could not solve Lilly, who did not allow a hit until Ryan Braun led off the seventh with a double.

Lilly (17-9) did not allow a hit until Braun doubled to start the seventh. The lefthander allowed a single to Fielder and then departed in favor of Carlos Marmol, who allowed a sacrifice fly to Hardy that cut the lead to 4-1.

Milwaukee pulled to within 4-3 in the eighth, but left the bases loaded. Fukudome ripped a two-run homer the next half inning and Mike Fontenot added an RBI single in the frame for the final margin.








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    CHICAGO CUBS 7
    MILWAUKEE 3 FINAL

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    PLAY: M Stetter relieved S Torres.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R CEDENO ON FIRST, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 6
    MILWAUKEE 3 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: M Hoffpauir (.362, 0-FOR-3)

    Cubs 6, Brewers 3  Top 9, 0 OutsSep 27 6:40 PM
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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CRAIG COUNSELL SCORED ALCIDES ESCOBAR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C COUNSELL ON FIRST, M CAMERON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 4
    MILWAUKEE 2 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: R BRAUN (.285, 1-FOR-3)

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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY J.J. HARDY SCORED RYAN BRAUN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P FIELDER ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 4
    MILWAUKEE 1 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C HART (.270, 0-FOR-2)

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    AT MILWAUKEE - PITCHING CHANGE
    MIL: MARK DIFELICE (1-0, 2.95) IN THE 3RD
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M FONTENOT ON FIRST, R JOHNSON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 4, MILWAUKEE 0
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    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: M FONTENOT (.303, 9 HR, 37 RBI)
    C MCGEHEE (.222, 0 HR, 5 RBI)
    H BLANCO (.289, 3 HR, 12 RBI)

    Cubs 2, Brewers 0  Top 2, 0 OutsSep 27 4:09 PM
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