Trailing by four, the Cubs tallied eight hits and seven runs in the seventh, with consecutive doubles from Alfonso Soriano, Mark DeRosa and Derrek Lee leading the way, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead. Bob Howry and Will Ohman were charged with four runs without recording an out.
BATTING 2B: Lee 2 (19, Lowe, Broxton), Soriano (15, Brazoban), DeRosa (9, Brazoban), Jones (9, Broxton). TB: Soriano 4; DeRosa 2; Lee 4; Ramirez; Floyd; Barrett 2; Jones 3; Izturis. RBI: Lee 2 (27), Soriano 2 (11), DeRosa (20), Barrett (25), Jones (16). 2-out RBI: Barrett; Jones. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lilly 2; Barrett; Murton. GIDP: Soriano; Lee. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Soriano (8, 2nd base off Lowe/Martin), Jones (2, 2nd base off Brazoban/Martin). CS: Soriano (2, 2nd base by Seanez/Martin), Lee (3, 3rd base by Broxton/Martin). PO: Lee (2nd base by Broxton).
a-Walked for Lowe in the 6th. b-Singled for Ethier in the 8th. c-Walked for Seanez in the 8th. 1-Ran for Saenz in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Garciaparra (10, Lilly), Kent (14, Lilly), Abreu (1, Marmol). HR: Kent (8, 3rd inning off Lilly, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Furcal; Pierre 2; Garciaparra 2; Kent 6; Martin 2; Gonzalez; Abreu 3; Saenz. RBI: Martin (33), Kent 4 (29), Saenz (7), Furcal (14), Pierre (11). 2-out RBI: Martin; Kent 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez 2. SF: Pierre. GIDP: Furcal; Garciaparra. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING CS: Pierre (6, 2nd base by Lilly/Barrett). PO: Pierre (1st base by Lilly).
FIELDING E: Kent (9, fielding), Abreu (2, throw). DP: 2 (Furcal-Kent-Garciaparra 2). Pickoffs: Broxton (Lee at 2nd base).