Soriano Sparks Cubbies' Rally

Six run seventh ruins strong outing by Arizona rookie
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2008 7:58 PM CDT
Soriano Sparks Cubbies' Rally
Chicago Cubs' Kosuke Fukudome of Japan, right, celebrates with catcher Geovany Soto, center, and closer Carlos Marmol after the Cubs beat Arizona 7-2 on Saturday, May 10, 2008 in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Alfonso Soriano had four hits, including a go-ahead double in a six-run seventh inning, and showed some flair on the bases to help the Cubs beat Arizona 7-2. Kosuke Fukudome's first homer since opening day capped the seventh-inning rally as the Cubs won their second straight against the team that swept them in the first round of the playoffs last October.

After a strong performance by Diamondbacks' rookie Max Scherzer, the Cubs trailed 2-1 when they got to Arizona reliever Chad Qualls (0-4). Mark DeRosa had a leadoff single, Reed Johnson sacrificed and pinch-hitter Daryle Ward dropped an RBI single to tie the game. Aramis Ramirez added an RBI single off Brandon Medders before Fukudome hit his second homer of the season. (More Chicago Cubs stories.)

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