CHICAGO (AP) -- Kosuke Fukudome had three hits and broke it open with a three-run homer, Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Pena also went deep, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-7 on Thursday.
Fukudome singled and scored in the first, hit an RBI triple and scored in the second, and delivered the big blow in the sixth when he connected off reliever Daniel Herrera to make it a four-run game.
Pena put Chicago ahead 6-5 with a leadoff homer against Zack Greinke (6-2) in the third. Soriano added a two-run shot in the seventh off Sergio Mitre, making it 11-5. Starlin Castro had three hits and the Cubs took three of four from the NL Central leaders.
That's quite a turn for a team that came into this series with 11 losses in 13 games, but the Cubs got plenty of help in this one.
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