CHICAGO (AP) -Ryan Braun hit a two-run double off Kerry Wood during Milwaukee's three-run ninth inning and the Brewers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Thursday.
Wood blew his third save in seven chances and wasted a fine performance by Carlos Zambrano, who pitched 6 1-3 innings and helped himself with his 13th career homer - tying the team record held by Ferguson Jenkins.
With the Cubs ahead 3-1, Wood hit leadoff batter Craig Counsell in the ninth and pinch-hitter Gabe Kapler doubled over the head off left fielder Alfonso Soriano - who just came off the disabled list Thursday after being sidelined with a strained right calf.
Jason Kendall followed with an RBI single up the middle that shortstop Ryan Theriot knocked down, preventing the tying run from scoring.
Wood (2-1) walked Rickie Weeks to load the bases before striking out Mike Cameron. But Braun lined a double to right-center to give the Brewers a 4-3 lead.
Braun homered in the sixth and went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Brian Shouse (2-0) got the final out in the eighth and Eric Gagne pitched the ninth for his ninth save in 13 chances.
Dodgers 5, Marlins 3
MIAMI (AP) - Matt Kemp drove in the tiebreaking run with a ninth-inning single and Los Angeles completed its second consecutive series sweep.
The Dodgers have won six straight, their longest winning streak since taking seven in a row to close the 2006 season. The Marlins, who fell percentage points behind the New York Mets atop the NL East, have lost three in a row for the first time this year.
With the score 3-all, Rafael Furcal led off the ninth with a walk against Kevin Gregg (3-2), advanced on Juan Pierre's sacrifice and scored on Kemp's single.
Joe Beimel (3-0) threw one pitch, retiring Jeremy Hermida on a popup to end the eighth. Takashi Saito pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in six chances.
Cody Ross hit his first home run for the Marlins.
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