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Corey Hart hit a solo home run in the fourth, cutting Chicago's lead to 5-2, but Ryan Theriot delivered an RBI double in the sixth.
Milwaukee scored a pair in the fifth to cut the lead to 6-4 -- but the Brewers could have tied the game if not for the remarkable catch by Johnson, who timed a perfect jump to put his glove on a deep fly ball by Fielder that otherwise would have gone for a grand slam.
Fielder tipped his helmet to Johnson as he walked back to the dugout.
Johnson's catch made for another memorable moment in a fairly intense first installment of the budding NL Central rivalry. The first two games of the series were won in the ninth inning -- Friday's by the Brewers and Saturday's by the Cubs.
Notes: Cubs manager Lou Piniella said before the game that Soto should be able to start Wednesday's game. ... Soriano stole the 250th base of his career in the third. ... Fielder beat out an infield single in the third. ... The Cubs' home opener is scheduled for Monday afternoon, but rain is forecast in the Chicago area.
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