Brewers Blow 5-nothing lead, Fall to Cubs on Walk-off Homer in 9th

Aramis Ramirez hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally against Milwaukee closer Francisco Cordero that gave the Chicago Cubs a 6-to-5 victory over the Brewers today. The Cubs have now won seven straight games.

The Brewers took a 5-to-nothing lead in the first inning. They still led 5-to-3 going into the ninth before Alfonso Soriano and Mike Fontenot singled with one out off Cordero (oh-and-2).

After Derrek Lee hit a sacrifice fly, Ramirez hit the next pitch into the left-center field bleachers for his 15th homer, setting off a wild celebration at Wrigley Field.

It was only Cordero's third blown save in 30 chances. Bob Howry (5-and-4) pitched one inning and got the win.

The Brewers lost for just the third time in 15 games. Kevin Mench hit a three-run homer in the first and with rookie Yovani Gallardo pitching six solid innings, it looked like Milwaukee would build on its NL Central lead.

But Chicago's comeback pulled the Cubs to within six and a half games.


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