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Duo persists in tight loss
Phillies 6, Cubs 5
Rich Hill allowed five runs, two earned, and struck out six in six innings. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Aramis Ramirez and Jacque Jones blazed the comeback trail, but the Cubs fell just short in the end. Jones went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer in the ninth and an RBI single in the seventh while Ramirez went 4-for-5 with a seventh-inning RBI double, but the Cubs mustered little elsewhere.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 21, 2006
PHI
Philadelphia (62-62)
Won 3
Philadelphia 6, Chi Cubs 5   CHC
Chi Cubs (53-71)
Lost 2
August 21, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
0 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0   6 9 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2   5 16 1
Standings thru 8/21/06  |  Gameday  |  Phillies Stats  |  Cubs Stats
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS5132000.280
Victorino, RF-CF5010002.266
Utley, 2B4121102.320
Howard, 1B5000045.293
Burrell, LF3110100.260
  1-Roberson, PR-LF-RF1100012.179
Rowand, CF3110101.262
  Dellucci, LF0000000.326
Coste, C4000014.357
Nunez, 3B3112100.200
Lieber, P3000033.053
  Fultz, P0000000.000
  a-Sandoval, PH1000001.136
  Geary, P0000000.333
  Rhodes, P0000000.000
Totals376954920 

a-Flied out for Fultz in the 8th.
1-Ran for Burrell in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Rollins (34, Hill), Rowand (24, Hill), Burrell (20, Novoa).
HR: Rollins (19, 4th inning off Hill, 1 on, 2 out), Utley (22, 5th inning off Hill, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Rollins 7; Victorino; Utley 5; Burrell 2; Rowand 2; Nunez.
RBI: Nunez 2 (19), Rollins 2 (57), Utley (78).
2-out RBI: Rollins 2; Nunez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Howard; Lieber; Roberson.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rollins 2 (29, 2nd base off Ohman/Blanco, 3rd base off Hill/Blanco), Rowand (10, 2nd base off Hill/Blanco).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Victorino (Jones at 2nd base).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF5110002.287
Izturis, SS2000010.246
  Theriot, 2B2000012.290
  Novoa, P0000000.200
  Ohman, P00000001.000
  b-Murton, PH1110000.298
Ramirez, 3B5141001.286
Jones, RF5143011.282
Pagan, LF4000014.270
  c-Nevin, PH1010000.237
Mabry, 1B4020010.230
  d-Barrett, PH1000001.326
Blanco, C4010012.240
Cedeno, 2B-SS4000003.248
Hill, P2010001.143
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  a-Bynum, PH-2B2110011.267
Totals4251640718 

a-Singled for Wuertz in the 7th. b-Singled for Ohman in the 9th. c-Singled for Pagan in the 9th. d-Popped out for Mabry in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez 2 (28, Lieber, Lieber).
3B: Mabry (1, Geary).
HR: Jones (21, 9th inning off Rhodes, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Pierre; Murton; Ramirez 6; Jones 7; Nevin; Mabry 4; Blanco; Hill; Bynum.
RBI: Ramirez (85), Jones 3 (63).
2-out RBI: Ramirez; Jones 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pagan 2; Pierre; Bynum.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Cedeno (20, throw).

 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lieber (W, 6-9)6.211330605.04
Fultz (H, 5)0.11000004.04
Geary (H, 7)1.01000103.33
Rhodes (S, 3)1.03220015.22
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hill (L, 3-6)6.05523626.44
Wuertz 1.01000103.54
Novoa 1.02110004.70
Ohman 1.01001204.78

WP: Lieber 2.
IBB: Nunez (by Hill).
Pitches-strikes: Lieber 112-77, Fultz 7-6, Geary 16-13, Rhodes 31-20, Hill 112-67, Wuertz 9-8, Novoa 14-11, Ohman 22-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lieber 5-8, Fultz 0-1, Geary 0-2, Rhodes 0-3, Hill 2-10, Wuertz 1-1, Novoa 1-2, Ohman 0-1.
Batters faced: Lieber 30, Fultz 2, Geary 4, Rhodes 6, Hill 27, Wuertz 4, Novoa 5, Ohman 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Fultz 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Mike Muchlinski. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, R to L.
T: 2:58.
Att: 38,950.

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