To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Soriano shot cinches it
Cubs 3, Cardinals 2
Kerry Wood pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the win on Saturday. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
 Soriano's two-run homer
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.
Complete story >  
Series at a glance:
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
Below is an advertisement.