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Comeback Cubs sink Fish
Vargas effort spoiled
If the 2006 season has been a learning process for the young Marlins, Monday's game against the Cubs proved to be a most difficult lesson. Jason Vargas tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings of one-hit ball, and Miguel Cabrera blasted his fourth homer, but the Cubs rallied for the win courtesy of a six-run eighth.
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Cubs 6, Marlins 3
Jacque Jones heads home after bashing a three-run shot to give the Cubs the lead. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Jones blast lifts Cubs
Matt Murton scorched a game-tying two-run single in the eighth and Jacque Jones followed with a three-homer to put the exclamation point on a six-run eighth-inning rally. Carlos Zambrano registered another no-decision, but it was not for lack of effort -- the righty tied a career-high with 12 strikeouts.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 24, 2006
FLA
Florida (5-12)
Lost 2
Chi Cubs 6, Florida 3   CHC
Chi Cubs (11-7)
Won 2
April 24, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Florida
2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 6 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 X   6 4 1
Standings thru 4/24/06  |  Gameday  |  Marlins Stats  |  Cubs Stats
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ramirez, SS5000012.311
Uggla, 2B4100130.258
Cabrera, 3B3222110.333
Willingham, LF3021000.306
1-Reed, PR-CF0000000.091
Jacobs, 1B3000114.196
Aguila, RF-LF3000125.194
Abercrombie, CF-RF4000034.174
Treanor, C4010022.158
Vargas, P3010011.300
Herges, P0000000.000
Johnson, P0000000.000
a-Amezaga, PH1000010.333
Totals3336341518 

a-Struck out for Johnson in the 9th.
1-Ran for Willingham in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Willingham (8, Zambrano, C), Cabrera (7, Zambrano, C).
HR: Cabrera (4, 1st inning off Zambrano, C, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Cabrera 6; Willingham 3; Treanor; Vargas.
RBI: Cabrera 2 (13), Willingham (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Abercrombie; Aguila; Treanor 2.
GIDP: Ramirez.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Reed 2 (2, 2nd base off Aardsma/Barrett, 3rd base off Aardsma/Barrett), Aguila (2, 2nd base off Aardsma/Barrett).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4110002.280
Cedeno, SS3100110.345
Walker, 1B3100100.385
Ramirez, 3B3101102.186
Barrett, C3000114.276
Murton, LF2112201.258
Jones, RF3113002.209
Perez, 2B4010012.207
Zambrano, C, P2000012.091
a-Mabry, PH1000002.316
Aardsma, P0000000.000
b-Restovich, PH1000010.000
Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals296466517 

a-Grounded out for Zambrano, C in the 7th. b-Struck out for Aardsma in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Perez (2, Vargas), Pierre (4, Herges).
HR: Jones (3, 8th inning off Johnson, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Pierre 2; Murton; Jones 4; Perez 2.
RBI: Ramirez (9), Murton 2 (11), Jones 3 (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierre 2; Mabry.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Walker (1, fielding).
DP: (Perez-Walker).

 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vargas 6.11004205.06
Herges (H, 3)0.21221105.40
Johnson (BS, 1)(L, 1-2)1.02441214.66
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano, C 7.063331213.94
Aardsma (W, 1-0)1.00001209.82
Dempster (S, 5)1.00000101.64

Herges pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Jones (by Vargas), Willingham (by Zambrano, C).
Pitches-strikes: Vargas 94-52, Herges 19-9, Johnson 27-15, Zambrano, C 114-69, Aardsma 25-14, Dempster 13-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Vargas 4-13, Herges 1-0, Johnson 0-1, Zambrano, C 6-3, Aardsma 0-1, Dempster 1-1.
Batters faced: Vargas 25, Herges 4, Johnson 7, Zambrano, C 30, Aardsma 5, Dempster 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Herges 2-0, Johnson 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Bruce Froemming.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 36,865.

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