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Cubs Power Surge Topples Brewers in Opener at Wrigley
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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