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Cubs gain ground at top
Cubs 5, Cardinals 3
For the Cubs and their fans, getting the win was the most important thing. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
 Ward's three-run double in ninth
 Floyd's go-ahead homer
Cliff Floyd homered in his third straight game to put the Cubs ahead, and Daryle Ward hit what proved to be a critical three-run double in the ninth as the Cubs pushed the Cards six games back and extended their lead to 1 1/2 over Milwaukee. Carlos Zambrano motored through eight for win No. 16.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (76-71)
Won 3
Chi Cubs 5, St. Louis 3   STL
St. Louis (69-76)
Lost 8
September 14, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3   5 7 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   3 9 1
Standings thru 9/14/07  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4000111.287
Theriot, SS4000011.270
Lee, 1B3000100.311
Ramirez, 3B4120000.316
Floyd, RF3111003.291
  Pie, CF1110000.216
DeRosa, 2B4011011.288
Jones, CF-RF3100101.274
Kendall, C3110110.247
Zambrano, P3000011.260
  a-Ward, PH1013000.347
  Dempster, P0000000.000
  Howry, P0000000.000
Totals33575458 

a-Doubled for Zambrano in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (34, Wainwright), Pie (9, Isringhausen), Ward (12, Isringhausen).
HR: Floyd (8, 7th inning off Wainwright, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ramirez 3; Floyd 4; Pie 2; DeRosa; Kendall; Ward 2.
RBI: DeRosa (69), Floyd (43), Ward 3 (19).
2-out RBI: DeRosa; Ward 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Floyd; Zambrano; Soriano.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Soriano (6, 2nd base by Wainwright/Molina).

FIELDING
DP: (Theriot-DeRosa-Lee).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Miles, 2B5010004.300
Ankiel, RF4000012.284
  Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Pujols, 1B4121000.321
Edmonds, CF3111101.250
Schumaker, LF-RF4000001.296
Spiezio, 3B2000111.269
  Franklin, P0000000.500
  Ludwick, LF1111000.255
Molina, C4010002.277
Wainwright, P2010001.278
  Cairo, 3B1000000.234
  a-Branyan, PH1010000.196
Ryan, SS3000012.318
  b-Taguchi, PH1010000.296
Totals353932314 

a-Singled for Cairo in the 9th. b-Singled for Ryan in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Pujols (31, 6th inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 2 out), Edmonds (12, 9th inning off Dempster, 0 on, 1 out), Ludwick (13, 9th inning off Dempster, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Miles; Pujols 5; Edmonds 4; Ludwick 4; Molina; Wainwright; Branyan; Taguchi.
RBI: Pujols (92), Edmonds (46), Ludwick (43).
2-out RBI: Pujols; Ludwick.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina; Miles 2.
GIDP: Edmonds.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Schumaker (2, throw).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (W, 16-12)8.04112314.14
Dempster 0.23220024.22
Howry (S, 8)0.12000003.41
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wainwright (L, 13-11)7.05222313.71
Franklin 1.00000102.34
Isringhausen 1.02332102.17

IBB: Jones (by Isringhausen).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 101-66, Dempster 22-12, Howry 6-4, Wainwright 96-58, Franklin 15-8, Isringhausen 22-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zambrano 13-8, Dempster 1-1, Howry 1-0, Wainwright 7-10, Franklin 2-0, Isringhausen 1-1.
Batters faced: Zambrano 29, Dempster 5, Howry 3, Wainwright 27, Franklin 3, Isringhausen 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Howry 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 65 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 2:26.
Att: 45,750.

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