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Cubs playing keep-away
Cubs 8, Dodgers 2
Ted Lilly struck out three and walked one en route to his 14th win of the season. (Jerry Lai/AP)
 Ramirez's two-run homer
Ted Lilly allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings, while Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer and Mark DeRosa went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to back him in a win over the Dodgers. Chicago held its half-game lead over the Brewers and pushed St. Louis two back.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (73-66)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 8, LA Dodgers 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (71-67)
Won 1
September 5, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0   2 8 3
Chi Cubs
0 1 2 0 1 0 0 4 X   8 13 0
Standings thru 9/5/07  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers Stats  |  Cubs Stats
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS3001002.276
Pierre, CF4010002.291
Kemp, RF4010011.342
Kent, 2B4000002.292
Ethier, LF4010011.288
Hillenbrand, 3B4010022.251
Loney, 1B4000001.307
Lieberthal, C3210101.243
Stults, P2020000.364
  Proctor, P0000000.000
  a-Saenz, PH1011000.188
  1-Hu, PR0000000.000
  Seanez, P0000000.000
  Beimel, P0000000.000
  Meloan, P0000000.000
  Hendrickson, P0000000.038
  Hernandez, P0000000.000
Totals332821412 

a-Doubled for Proctor in the 7th.
1-Ran for Saenz in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Pierre (20, Lilly), Stults (2, Lilly), Lieberthal (2, Lilly), Saenz (5, Marmol).
TB: Pierre 2; Kemp; Ethier; Hillenbrand; Lieberthal 2; Stults 3; Saenz 2.
RBI: Furcal (44), Saenz (17).
2-out RBI: Saenz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kent; Pierre; Furcal; Lieberthal.
SF: Furcal.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pierre (55, 3rd base off Lilly/Soto).
CS: Hillenbrand (3, 2nd base by Lilly/Soto).

FIELDING
E: Pierre (5, missed catch), Kemp (4, throw), Kent (14, throw).
DP: (Hillenbrand-Kent-Loney).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF5120020.298
  Fuld, CF0000000.000
DeRosa, 2B-RF4232101.293
Lee, 1B4010113.309
Ramirez, 3B2112201.317
Murton, RF3000012.269
  Pie, CF0000000.215
  a-Kendall, PH1000002.245
  Howry, P0000000.000
  d-Floyd, PH1010000.287
  Fontenot, 2B0000000.279
Monroe, CF-RF-LF4110125.221
Soto, C3121110.300
Cedeno, SS3000002.111
  b-Ward, PH0000000.344
  c-Theriot, PH-SS1111000.283
Lilly, P3000002.138
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  Jones, CF1111000.268
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals3581376718 

a-Popped out for Pie in the 7th. b-Batted for Cedeno in the 8th. c-Doubled for Ward in the 8th. d-Singled for Howry in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Monroe (22, Stults), DeRosa (25, Stults), Theriot (28, Hendrickson), Soriano (34, Hernandez).
HR: Ramirez (20, 3rd inning off Stults, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Soriano 3; DeRosa 4; Lee; Ramirez 4; Floyd; Monroe 2; Soto 2; Theriot 2; Jones.
RBI: Soto (2), Ramirez 2 (84), Theriot (42), Jones (52), DeRosa 2 (65).
2-out RBI: Ramirez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lilly 2; Monroe 3; Kendall.
GIDP: DeRosa.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: DeRosa (1, 2nd base off Seanez/Lieberthal), Theriot (25, 3rd base off Hendrickson/Lieberthal).
CS: Monroe (4, 2nd base by Meloan/Lieberthal).

 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Stults (L, 1-3)4.18432214.50
Proctor 1.20000303.77
Seanez 0.20002203.65
Beimel 0.10000004.06
Meloan 0.10112003.86
Hendrickson 0.02220005.24
Hernandez 0.23110006.02
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lilly (W, 14-7)6.26221303.85
Marmol (H, 14)0.11000001.45
Howry (H, 18)1.00000003.56
Dempster 1.01000103.27

Hendrickson pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Stults.
IBB: Ramirez (by Stults), Ramirez (by Seanez).
HBP: Ramirez (by Hernandez).
Pitches-strikes: Stults 70-46, Proctor 21-15, Seanez 21-10, Beimel 2-2, Meloan 10-2, Hendrickson 5-3, Hernandez 25-16, Lilly 94-64, Marmol 8-4, Howry 20-14, Dempster 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Stults 5-6, Proctor 1-1, Seanez 0-0, Beimel 0-1, Meloan 0-0, Hendrickson 0-0, Hernandez 1-1, Lilly 4-12, Marmol 0-1, Howry 1-2, Dempster 2-0.
Batters faced: Stults 22, Proctor 5, Seanez 4, Beimel 1, Meloan 2, Hendrickson 2, Hernandez 6, Lilly 26, Marmol 2, Howry 3, Dempster 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Proctor 2-0, Beimel 2-0, Hendrickson 1-1, Hernandez 1-1, Marmol 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 84 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:18.
Att: 39,559.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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