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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 15, 2007
Cubs rally past Cards
Soriano shot cinches it
In the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Saturday afternoon against the Cardinals in St. Louis, Alfonso Soriano gave the first-place Cubs their first lead of the game with a two-run shot in the eighth inning that put Chicago ahead to stay.
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 Soriano's two-run homer
Cubs 3, Cardinals 2
Alfonso Soriano watches as his two-run homer leaves the park in the eighth inning in Game 1. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Franklin victimized in eighth
Braden Looper delivered a stellar outing in the first game of a day-night twin bill on Saturday afternoon, limiting the Cubs to one run on just three hits over seven frames, but Ryan Franklin surrendered a two-run shot to Alfonso Soriano in the eighth inning.
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 Edmonds' two-run double
CHC
Chi Cubs (77-71)
Won 4
Chi Cubs 3, St. Louis 2   STL
St. Louis (69-77)
Lost 9
September 15, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   3 5 2
St. Louis
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 4 0
Standings thru 9/15/07  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4122011.289
Theriot, SS4000001.268
Lee, 1B4010000.310
Ward, RF3000110.337
  Pie, CF0000000.216
Jones, CF-RF4010002.274
DeRosa, 3B3100110.286
Soto, C4010020.333
Fontenot, 2B2001000.288
Lilly, P2000011.143
  Wood, P0000000.000
  a-Floyd, PH0000100.291
  1-Fuld, PR0100000.000
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals30353365 

a-Walked for Wood in the 8th.
1-Ran for Floyd in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Soto (2, Looper).
HR: Soriano (26, 8th inning off Franklin, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Soriano 5; Lee; Jones; Soto 2.
RBI: Fontenot (29), Soriano 2 (56).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones; Soriano.
SF: Fontenot.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Jones (3, 2nd base by Springer/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Lee (5, fielding), Soriano (6, fielding).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Miles, 2B4000021.297
Taguchi, LF4000000.292
Pujols, 1B3110100.321
Ludwick, RF2100111.253
  a-Ankiel, PH-RF1000010.282
Edmonds, CF3012100.251
Molina, C3010012.278
Cairo, 3B3000002.229
  b-Branyan, PH1000010.195
Looper, P2010011.204
  Franklin, P0000000.500
  Flores, P0000000.000
  Springer, P0000000.000
  c-Schumaker, PH1000000.294
Ryan, SS3000003.311
  d-Duncan, PH1000010.259
Totals312423810 

a-Struck out for Ludwick in the 8th. b-Struck out for Cairo in the 9th. c-Lined out for Springer in the 9th. d-Struck out for Ryan in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Edmonds (15, Lilly).
TB: Pujols; Edmonds 2; Molina; Looper.
RBI: Edmonds 2 (48).
2-out RBI: Edmonds 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina; Miles; Ryan; Looper.
S: Looper; Molina.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cairo (9, 3rd base off Lilly/Soto).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lilly 6.04222403.82
Wood (W, 1-1)1.00000104.86
Marmol (H, 16)1.00001101.29
Dempster (S, 27)1.00000204.15
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Looper 7.03112504.55
Franklin (BS, 5)(L, 4-4)1.01221012.55
Flores 0.01000004.65
Springer 1.00000102.26

Flores pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Lilly 107-66, Wood 16-12, Marmol 12-6, Dempster 16-11, Looper 113-64, Franklin 20-11, Flores 2-2, Springer 11-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lilly 7-7, Wood 0-2, Marmol 0-2, Dempster 0-1, Looper 6-10, Franklin 3-0, Flores 0-0, Springer 0-1.
Batters faced: Lilly 26, Wood 3, Marmol 4, Dempster 3, Looper 26, Franklin 5, Flores 1, Springer 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Springer 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Adam Dowdy. 2B: Paul Schrieber. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 58 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 45,918.

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