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Soriano jacks out a few
Cubs 9, Braves 1
Sean Marshall allowed only one run on four hits in six strong innings. (Gregory Smith/AP)
 Soriano's three home runs
 Barrett's solo shot
Alfonso Soriano clubbed three home runs in his first three at-bats, becoming the 37th player in club history to go deep three times in a game, as the Cubs won for the fifth time in six contests. Sean Marshall worked six quality innings for the win.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (27-32)
Won 3
Chi Cubs 9, Atlanta 1   ATL
Atlanta (33-29)
Lost 4
June 8, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
2 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 1   9 15 0
Atlanta
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 3
Standings thru 6/8/07  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Braves Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF5343101.326
Pie, CF4223120.286
Lee, 1B4010202.336
Barrett, C4121113.245
DeRosa, 3B4011111.251
Jones, RF5020014.240
Theriot, 2B5010017.270
Izturis, SS4220103.252
Marshall, P2000002.000
  Ohman, P0000000.000
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  a-Pagan, PH1100001.292
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
Totals3891587624 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Marmol in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Izturis (8, Villarreal).
HR: Soriano 3 (10, 1st inning off Cormier, 0 on, 0 out; 2nd inning off Cormier, 0 on, 1 out; 4th inning off Cormier, 0 on, 0 out), Barrett (8, 4th inning off Cormier, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Soriano 13; Pie 2; Lee; Barrett 5; DeRosa; Jones 2; Theriot; Izturis 3.
RBI: Soriano 3 (21), DeRosa (29), Barrett (26), Pie 3 (12).
2-out RBI: Barrett; Pie 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis 2; Marshall; Theriot 2; Lee; Barrett.
S: Marshall 2.
SF: Pie.
GIDP: Barrett; Theriot.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Barrett (2, 2nd base off Moylan/Saltalamacchia), Theriot (9, 2nd base off Cormier/Saltalamacchia), Pie (2, 2nd base off Cormier/Saltalamacchia).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, 2B4110001.286
Escobar, 3B-SS4021000.344
Renteria, SS2000111.316
  c-Orr, PH-3B1000010.200
Jones, A, CF3000113.221
Francoeur, RF4010002.288
Diaz, LF4010002.331
Saltalamacchia, C4000021.275
Thorman, 1B4000001.221
Cormier, P1000010.000
  Villarreal, P0000000.000
  a-Woodward, PH1000000.218
  Moylan, P0000000.000
  Boyer, P0000000.000
  b-Harris, PH1010000.382
  Paronto, P0000000.000
Totals331612611 

a-Grounded out for Villarreal in the 5th. b-Singled for Boyer in the 7th. c-Struck out for Renteria in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Johnson (5, Marshall).
TB: Johnson 3; Escobar 2; Francoeur; Diaz; Harris.
RBI: Escobar (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Francoeur; Diaz; Thorman.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Saltalamacchia (2, throw), Thorman 2 (2, throw, missed catch).
PB: Saltalamacchia (2).
Outfield assists: Diaz (Soriano at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Escobar-Thorman, Paronto-Johnson-Thorman).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marshall (W, 2-2)6.04112402.08
Ohman 1.01000104.60
Marmol 1.00000100.00
Wuertz 1.01000003.33
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cormier (L, 0-2)3.255563415.26
Villarreal 1.13111004.20
Moylan 1.01000202.67
Boyer 1.03210103.00
Paronto 2.03100006.86

WP: Cormier, Boyer.
IBB: Lee (by Cormier), Soriano (by Villarreal).
Pitches-strikes: Marshall 94-61, Ohman 15-11, Marmol 13-8, Wuertz 12-7, Cormier 87-50, Villarreal 18-11, Moylan 15-11, Boyer 26-18, Paronto 22-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Marshall 10-4, Ohman 1-1, Marmol 0-2, Wuertz 2-1, Cormier 9-0, Villarreal 2-2, Moylan 0-1, Boyer 2-0, Paronto 3-2.
Batters faced: Marshall 24, Ohman 4, Marmol 3, Wuertz 4, Cormier 22, Villarreal 8, Moylan 4, Boyer 6, Paronto 8.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 74 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:58.
Att: 37,123.

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