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Cards falling out of sight
Cubs 4, Cardinals 2
Jim Edmonds can't snare a ball hit by Alfonso Soriano that went for a double. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Mark Mulder turned in another disappointing outing, allowing four runs in three innings, as the Cardinals dropped their third game in a crucial four-game series with Central-leading Chicago. Skip Schumaker drove in both runs for St. Louis, which fell seven games off the first-place pace.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (78-72)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 4, St. Louis 2   STL
St. Louis (70-78)
Lost 1
September 16, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 13 1
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0   2 9 0
Standings thru 9/16/07  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4120102.290
DeRosa, 2B3000202.284
Lee, 1B5020002.312
Ramirez, 3B2100303.315
Murton, RF4123105.273
  1-Fuld, PR-RF0000000.000
Monroe, CF4110012.223
  Pie, CF1000001.214
Soto, C5040000.423
Cedeno, SS5021012.150
Marquis, P4000026.130
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  Howry, P0000000.000
  a-Ward, PH1000000.330
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals3841347425 

a-Popped out for Howry in the 9th.
1-Ran for Murton in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (39, Mulder), Soto 2 (4, Mulder, Jimenez), Soriano 2 (36, Mulder, Jimenez), Monroe (23, Mulder).
HR: Murton (7, 3rd inning off Mulder, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Soriano 4; Lee 3; Murton 5; Monroe 2; Soto 6; Cedeno 2.
RBI: Murton 3 (20), Cedeno (8).
2-out RBI: Murton 3; Cedeno.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murton; Marquis 2; Soriano; Monroe; DeRosa; Pie.
GIDP: Lee; Murton.
Team LOB: 14.

FIELDING
E: Ramirez (10, fielding).
DP: 2 (Cedeno-DeRosa-Lee 2).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Miles, 2B-SS5010014.295
Ankiel, RF-CF4020100.289
Pujols, 1B4010103.320
Edmonds, CF4010025.249
  Percival, P0000000.000
  e-Taguchi, PH1000001.290
Ludwick, LF2100201.247
Spiezio, 3B4000024.268
Molina, C4010000.277
Mulder, P0000000.500
  a-Barden, PH1000000.118
  Jimenez, P0000000.000
  b-Branyan, PH0000100.195
  Falkenborg, P0000000.000
  c-Cairo, PH-2B2110002.234
Ryan, SS2000001.314
  d-Schumaker, PH-RF2022000.305
Totals352925521 

a-Lined out for Mulder in the 3rd. b-Walked for Jimenez in the 5th. c-Doubled for Falkenborg in the 7th. d-Singled for Ryan in the 7th. e-Grounded into a double play for Percival in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cairo (8, Marquis).
TB: Miles; Ankiel 2; Pujols; Edmonds; Molina; Cairo 2; Schumaker 2.
RBI: Schumaker 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Schumaker.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Spiezio 2; Edmonds 2; Miles.
GIDP: Pujols; Taguchi.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Spiezio-Miles-Pujols, Ryan-Miles-Pujols).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marquis (W, 12-8)6.15112404.07
Marmol 0.11002101.29
Howry (H, 22)1.12111003.46
Dempster (S, 28)1.01000004.09
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mulder (L, 0-3)3.074430112.27
Jimenez 2.04001107.28
Falkenborg 2.02002305.11
Percival 2.00001002.06

WP: Marmol, Percival.
Pitches-strikes: Marquis 88-58, Marmol 19-9, Howry 20-15, Dempster 6-5, Mulder 58-34, Jimenez 39-22, Falkenborg 37-18, Percival 26-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Marquis 11-4, Marmol 0-0, Howry 0-4, Dempster 3-0, Mulder 4-5, Jimenez 4-1, Falkenborg 3-0, Percival 1-5.
Batters faced: Marquis 26, Marmol 4, Howry 7, Dempster 3, Mulder 18, Jimenez 10, Falkenborg 10, Percival 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Marmol 1-1, Howry 3-0.
EjectionsSt. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jim Edmonds ejected by HP umpire Paul Schrieber. (8th).
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:59.
Att: 45,735.

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