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Cubs Use Longball To Blast Brewers

CHICAGO (AP) -- Xavier Nady, Jeff Baker and Aramis Ramirez homered Monday as the Chicago Cubs put on a power display for new owner Tom Ricketts and beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 in their home opener.

Nady, playing his first game for the Cubs at Wrigley Field, hit a three-run homer in the third. Baker cleared the left-field bleachers later in the inning for a 5-0 lead.

Ramirez hit a two-run shot off Claudio Vargas in the fourth, giving Ryan Dempster (1-0) a big cushion.

Ricketts, the longtime fan whose family took over the team in October, joined his two brothers and sister to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch.

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