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Power complements romp
Cubs 9, Astros 3
Alfonso Soriano watches a homer long-awaited by the surging Cubs. (Jerry Lai/AP)
 Ramirez's two-run double
 Ramirez's two-run single
 Soriano's three-run homer
Alfonso Soriano hit a three-run homer to end the Cubs' drought at 10 games, and Aramis Ramirez drove in four runs as Chicago continued its sizzling run toward the top of the NL Central.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 14, 2007
HOU
Houston (39-52)
Lost 2
Chi Cubs 9, Houston 3   CHC
Chi Cubs (46-43)
Won 2
July 14, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 7 1
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 X   9 13 0
Standings thru 7/14/07  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Cubs Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Burke, 2B4110002.235
Pence, CF4001020.336
Loretta, 1B4110000.316
Lee, LF3000101.296
Berkman, RF4000032.257
Ensberg, 3B4131000.221
Bruntlett, SS4011022.295
Ausmus, C4010012.249
Oswalt, P2000012.125
  Borkowski, P0000000.000
  a-Biggio, PH1000000.255
  Wheeler, P0000000.000
Totals343731911 

a-Flied out for Borkowski in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Loretta (17, Wuertz), Ensberg (9, Wuertz), Bruntlett (1, Wuertz).
3B: Burke (2, Lilly).
TB: Burke 3; Loretta 2; Ensberg 4; Bruntlett 2; Ausmus.
RBI: Pence (43), Ensberg (26), Bruntlett (4).
2-out RBI: Ensberg; Bruntlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burke; Ausmus.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Ausmus (2, throw).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF5223021.312
Izturis, SS4220101.247
Lee, 1B4110112.329
Ramirez, 3B4134000.314
  Pagan, RF0000000.267
Floyd, RF0000000.297
  Fontenot, 2B4000035.343
DeRosa, 2B-RF-3B4120010.296
Jones, CF4110001.233
Bowen, C4000022.212
Lilly, P3111010.146
  a-Ward, PH1010000.339
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
Totals37913821012 

a-Doubled for Lilly in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (28, Oswalt), Ramirez (15, Oswalt), Ward (6, Wheeler).
HR: Soriano (16, 6th inning off Oswalt, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Soriano 5; Izturis 2; Lee 2; Ramirez 4; DeRosa 2; Jones; Lilly; Ward 2.
RBI: Ramirez 4 (56), Lilly (3), Soriano 3 (36).
2-out RBI: Ramirez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones; Fontenot 2; Lee.
Team LOB: 6.

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (L, 8-6)5.110982613.91
Borkowski 1.22000304.38
Wheeler 1.01000105.56
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lilly (W, 9-4)8.04111703.51
Wuertz 1.03220203.76

Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 106-69, Borkowski 32-23, Wheeler 13-10, Lilly 106-74, Wuertz 20-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 6-4, Borkowski 2-0, Wheeler 1-1, Lilly 7-10, Wuertz 0-1.
Batters faced: Oswalt 28, Borkowski 7, Wheeler 4, Lilly 29, Wuertz 6.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:36.
Att: 41,448.

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