The Cubs are 2-0 since Milton Bradley left, and they seem to be having a lot more fun.
Derrek Lee drove in four runs to match his single-season career high of 107 RBIs, notching two on his 34th home run, to help the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 10-2, on Day 2 since Bradley was issued a 15-game suspension.
Lee missed hitting for the cycle by a triple. He smacked a two-run single in a four-run first and a two-run homer in the second, his 34th, which was followed by Aramis Ramirez's solo shot, to back Tom Gorzelanny (6-2).
Tyler Colvin, called up from Double-A Tennessee, made his Major League debut, starting in center field. He hit a sacrifice fly in the first for his first RBI, a single in the third for his first hit, walked in the fifth and advanced a runner on a groundout in the seventh.
Gorzelanny, making his fifth start since joining the Cubs on July 30, gave up six hits, including two solo homers by Mike Cameron. Gorzelanny struck out nine, matching his career high, set Aug. 7, 2007, at Arizona.
Chicago opened the game with four consecutive hits off Braden Looper (13-7), including Lee's two-run single. One out later, Jeff Baker hit an RBI single and Colvin followed with the sacrifice fly to left.
Bradley was sent home after saying the Cubs were a negative environment and ripping the organization. Did Lou Piniella notice a change in the team's mood since Bradley's departure?
"I think the clubhouse was nice and loose, yes," Piniella said.