Series: Game 3 of 3

Chi Cubs won 2-1

Game 1: Tuesday, August 17
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Game 2: Wednesday, August 18
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in 11
Game 3: Thursday, August 19
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Cubs 9

(65-55, 32-30 away)

Brewers 6

(55-64, 30-31 home)

2:05 PM ET, August 19, 2004

Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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W: G. Maddux (12-8)

L: C. Capuano (6-7)

S: L. Hawkins (19)

Ramirez, Lee club 3-run HRs

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Nomar Garciaparra homered and had a two-run double Tuesday in the Chicago Cubs' 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Earlier Tuesday, the Cubs learned they will be without closer Joe Borowski for at least six weeks with a broken bone in his arm. It was another loss for a pitching staff already without Kerry Wood and Mark Prior.

Cubs manager Dusty Baker named Carlos Zambrano opening day starter. The 23-year-old Zambrano will start April 4 against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. It will be Zambrano's first opening day start.

"After opening day, it really doesn't matter," Baker said. "That's something that's a feather in his cap."

Zambrano will be followed in the rotation by Greg Maddux and Ryan Dempster. Zambrano and Maddux tied for the team lead in victories last year with 16.

Garciaparra doubled in the third before Jeromy Burnitz connected for a two-run homer. Garciaparra hit his team-leading sixth home run in the seventh and finished 3-for-4.

Dave Krynzel, Jeff Cirillo and Lyle Overbay each singled off Cubs minor leaguer John Koronka to start the first. Krynzel scored when Carlos Lee grounded into a double play.

Koronka gave up six hits and a run in four innings. He struck out one and didn't walk a batter.

Brewers starter Jose Capellan went three innings, allowing six hits and four runs. He walked one and struck out five.

Russell Branyan homered for the Brewers in the ninth inning. It was Branyan's fourth homer of the spring.

Game notes

Prior said he threw "30 or so" pitches from a mound and "felt fine." Prior has not pitched since March 10, when he made his Cactus League debut and pitched three innings against the Seattle Mariners. Afterward, Prior reported discomfort in his right elbow. Tests revealed inflammation and irritation in the elbow and around the ulnar nerve. Prior believed he would pitch in another game this spring. The Cubs hope Prior will be ready to pitch in a regular-season game by the middle of April. Baker said that Wood will start Thursday in Mesa against the Athletics. Wood has not pitched since March 9, when he took himself out of his start against Texas, complaining of tightness in his right shoulder. Test revealed bursitis in the shoulder and inflammation around the rotator cuff. Wood is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA this spring.

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