CHICAGO (Ticker) --
was unfazed by the 520-foot home run he gave up to
less than 24 hours earlier.
Vizcaino struck out Sosa with the winning run on base in the bottom of the ninth inning and the
responded by scoring six runs in the top of the 10th and posted a 12-6 victory over the
In Tuesday's 9-1 Cubs' victory, Sosa recorded his first multi-homer game of the season, with one of the two being a blast off Vizcaino that landed on Kenmore Avenue beyond the left fence at Wrigley Field.
With Wednesday's game on the line, manager Ned Nost went back to Vizcaino, who struck out Sosa, stranding runners on first and second. He was the only batter faced by Vizcaino (2-3), who notched the win.
"I like that matchup because when Vizky (Vizcaino) has his slider going, he is as tough as anybody," Yost said.
Sosa also went down swinging against Victor De Los Santos in the eighth with a runner in scoring position.
ignited the rally in the 10th with a leadoff homer off rookie
(1-1), who allowed all six runs in the inning. The wind-blown shot landed just inside the right field foul pole.
"This team never feels like its out of a game," Kieschnick said. "It keeps battling."
drilled a three-run homer over the left field fence.
's two-run triple made it 12-6 and capped a disastrous day for Chicago's bullpen, which allowed 11 runs in four innings.
"We've been solid all year, but there are days when things just don't go your way," said
, who actually tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the Cubs. "Unfortunately, we let one slip away today."
recorded the final three outs for the Brewers.
"It was a great 10th inning for us," Jenkins said. "They got a great staff and bullpen, so if we get an opportunity, we need to take advantage of it."
The Cubs wasted a stellar outing by
, who allowed just one unearned run and five hits in six innings and left with a 5-1 lead. He was not happy to come out of the game.
"I felt like I had something left," Estes said. "I thought my best inning was the sixth. I felt like I had my best stuff that inning. I lobbied to stay out there, didn't work."
's first pitch of the seventh, the first by a Brewers' pinch hitter this season. It started a four-run rally as Milwaukee got a two-run single by
and pulled even on
's RBI groundout.
"I was just up there trying to get a pitch to hit, to get something started, but he left it up and I was able to hit it deep," Ginter said.
"A couple innings there, no matter what we did we couldn't turn off the faucet," Cubs manager
added. "They kept scoring runs. This is rare. We got all we could out of Estes - 100 pitches on a hot day. It was just a bad bullpen day."
Milwaukee grabbed a 6-5 lead on Jenkins' RBI single off
in the top of the eighth. The Cubs loaded the bases with one out in the bottom half with one out, but came away with only one run on
' sacrifice fly off De Los Santos.
drove in three runs for the Cubs. His two-run homer made it 5-1 in the sixth.
The late rally kept
' perfect record against Chicago intact at 6-0. The Milwaukee starter yielded five runs in six innings.