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Bases loaded walk gives Cubs win


AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jake Fox drew a bases-loaded walk off Mark DiFelice to force in the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1.

Ryan Theriot singled off second baseman Craig Counsell's glove with one out in the 10th and went to second on a wild pitch from DiFelice (4-1). After Theriot moved up on a fly ball, the Brewers intentionally walked Milton Bradley. With a 3-0 count on pinch-hitter Geovany Soto, DeFelice also walked him intentionally to load the bases.

Fox fouled off four straight pitches before walking on a close 3-2 pitch that had DiFelice extending his arms and walking toward plate umpire Bill Welke as the Cubs celebrated.

The Brewers threatened in the ninth when Cubs right fielder Milton Bradley lost Jason Kendall's high fly in the sun -- the ball hit him on the right arm -- and fell for a double. Kevin Gregg (3-2) hit Counsell with a pitch, but Ryan Braun popped out to end the inning.

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