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Jones does it all
Cubs 2, Cardinals 1
Starter Rich Hill allowed one run and three hits in seven innings. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
 Jones homers
 Jones' running catch
Center fielder Jacque Jones made a stellar catch in the fifth and drilled a two-run home run in the sixth to lift the Cubs to their second straight win and into first place by a half-game in the National League Central.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (58-61)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 2, St. Louis 1   CHC
Chi Cubs (62-59)
Won 2
August 17, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 4 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 X   2 4 0
Standings thru 8/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Cubs Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS3010110.301
Ludwick, LF3000012.249
  b-Ankiel, PH0000100.296
  Springer, P0000000.000
Pujols, 1B4121002.319
Encarnacion, RF4000001.285
Rolen, 3B4000021.267
Edmonds, CF4000010.249
Molina, C2000100.277
Looper, P2000021.184
  Flores, P0000000.000
  a-Duncan, PH-LF1000010.272
Ryan, 2B3010001.333
Totals30141388 

a-Struck out for Flores in the 8th. b-Walked for Ludwick in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Pujols (26, 6th inning off Hill, R, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Eckstein; Pujols 5; Ryan.
RBI: Pujols (78).
2-out RBI: Pujols.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ludwick; Pujols.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Eckstein (7, 2nd base off Howry/Kendall).

FIELDING
DP: (Pujols-Eckstein-Pujols).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Theriot, SS4120000.290
Jones, CF-RF4112011.276
Lee, 1B3000131.310
Ramirez, 3B1000201.321
Ward, RF3010003.306
  Pie, CF0000000.217
Murton, LF3000002.263
Fontenot, 2B3000000.286
Kendall, C3000010.241
Hill, R, P2000010.130
  a-Cedeno, PH1000000.118
  Howry, P0000000.000
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals27242368 

a-Grounded out for Hill, R in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Ward (8, Looper).
HR: Jones (5, 6th inning off Looper, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Theriot 2; Jones 4; Ward 2.
RBI: Jones 2 (46).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ward; Murton 2.
GIDP: Ward.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jones (5, 2nd base off Looper/Molina).

FIELDING
DP: (Kendall).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Looper (L, 10-10)6.04223414.98
Flores 1.00000104.10
Springer 1.00000102.91
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hill, R (W, 7-7)7.03112713.73
Howry (H, 12)1.01001103.86
Dempster (S, 18)1.00000003.47

IBB: Ramirez (by Looper).
Pitches-strikes: Looper 101-56, Flores 10-7, Springer 11-7, Hill, R 115-76, Howry 18-10, Dempster 9-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Looper 8-6, Flores 2-0, Springer 1-1, Hill, R 5-8, Howry 0-2, Dempster 1-2.
Batters faced: Looper 24, Flores 3, Springer 3, Hill, R 25, Howry 5, Dempster 3.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:30.
Att: 41,634.

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