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Cubs' Ward brings thunder
Cubs 5, Cardinals 3
Daryle Ward's grand slam was his first home run of the season. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
 Ward's slam
In a game that saw rain delays of 61 and 65 minutes, Daryle Ward delivered the decisive blow with a grand slam in the third inning as the Cubs held on to first place in the NL Central with a win over the rival Cardinals. Derrek Lee enjoyed a three-hit day and drove in Chicago's other run.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (58-62)
Lost 2
Chi Cubs 5, St. Louis 3   CHC
Chi Cubs (63-59)
Won 3
August 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0   3 8 1
Chi Cubs
0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 X   5 4 2
Standings thru 8/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Cubs Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4000001.297
Taguchi, CF4010000.296
Pujols, 1B3121100.321
Encarnacion, RF3121102.290
Rolen, 3B4000003.264
Ludwick, LF2000000.246
  a-Duncan, PH-LF2000022.271
Molina, C4010000.276
Reyes, P1000000.087
  b-Edmonds, PH1000000.248
  Percival, P0000000.000
  Thompson, P0000000.150
  c-Miles, PH1000000.294
Ryan, 2B4121002.342
Totals333832210 

a-Struck out for Ludwick in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Reyes in the 7th. c-Grounded out for Thompson in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Encarnacion (8, 4th inning off Marshall, 0 on, 0 out), Ryan (4, 5th inning off Marshall, 0 on, 1 out), Pujols (27, 8th inning off Howry, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Taguchi; Pujols 5; Encarnacion 5; Molina; Ryan 5.
RBI: Encarnacion (44), Ryan (10), Pujols (79).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ryan 2; Duncan; Eckstein.
S: Reyes.
GIDP: Encarnacion.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ryan (2, 2nd base off Eyre/Kendall).

FIELDING
E: Encarnacion (8, fielding).
PB: Molina (3).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Theriot, SS3000110.288
Jones, CF-RF4100012.273
Lee, 1B4131000.314
Ramirez, 3B3100112.319
Ward, RF3114000.307
  Pie, CF0000000.217
DeRosa, 2B3000010.291
Murton, LF3000000.259
Kendall, C2100000.240
Marshall, P2000011.080
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  a-Fontenot, PH0000100.286
  Howry, P0000000.000
  Pignatiello, P0000000.000
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals27545355 

a-Walked for Eyre in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (34, Reyes).
HR: Ward (1, 3rd inning off Reyes, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Lee 4; Ward 4.
RBI: Lee (63), Ward 4 (12).
2-out RBI: Lee; Ward 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
CS: Fontenot (3, 2nd base by Percival/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Ramirez (6, fielding), Kendall (6, throw).
DP: (Theriot-DeRosa-Lee).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Reyes (L, 2-12)6.04552415.61
Percival 1.00001102.45
Thompson 1.00000005.02
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marshall (W, 6-6)5.05221024.21
Marmol (H, 11)1.10001101.68
Eyre (H, 4)0.21000005.49
Howry (H, 13)0.22110013.96
Pignatiello (H, 1)0.10000100.00
Dempster (S, 19)1.00000003.40

Marshall pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

HBP: Kendall (by Reyes).
Pitches-strikes: Reyes 74-46, Percival 18-10, Thompson 7-5, Marshall 70-47, Marmol 20-10, Eyre 11-7, Howry 12-10, Pignatiello 1-1, Dempster 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Reyes 7-7, Percival 0-1, Thompson 1-2, Marshall 10-5, Marmol 0-2, Eyre 2-0, Howry 0-2, Pignatiello 0-0, Dempster 3-0.
Batters faced: Reyes 25, Percival 3, Thompson 3, Marshall 21, Marmol 4, Eyre 3, Howry 4, Pignatiello 1, Dempster 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Marmol 1-0, Pignatiello 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 64 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:28 (2:06 delay).
Att: 41,369.

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