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Cubs 7, Orioles 4
Aramis Ramirez (left) is congratulated after scoring in the first. (Jerry Lai/AP)
It began in the first inning, when the Cubs sent nine men to the plate, bringing home four runs. That gave Chicago a lead that it would not relinquish. Ted Lilly gave up two home runs but was nonetheless effective, holding off the Orioles deep into the game.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (40-37)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 7, Baltimore 4   CHC
Chi Cubs (49-29)
Won 1
June 25, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   4 6 0
Chi Cubs
4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 X   7 12 0
Standings thru 6/25/08  |  Recap: BAL | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Cubs stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .297
Markakis, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .288
Mora, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .232
Huff, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .268
Hernandez, Ra, C 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 .239
Scott, LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .275
Payton, CF 4 2 2 4 0 1 1 .260
Cintron, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .294
Albers, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cormier, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  a-Salazar, O, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
  Bukvich, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Jones, Ad, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .260
  Sarfate, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Walker, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 4 6 4 2 9 9  

a-Grounded out for Cormier in the 4th. b-Struck out for Bukvich in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Roberts, B (27, Lilly).
HR: Payton 2 (6, 2nd inning off Lilly, 1 on, 2 out; 4th inning off Lilly, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Scott 2; Payton 8; Roberts, B 2; Markakis.
RBI: Payton 4 (27).
2-out RBI: Payton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Huff.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Cintron-Roberts, B-Huff).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Patterson, E, LF 4 0 0 0 1 2 2 .276
Theriot, SS 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 .316
Lee, D, 1B 4 2 1 0 1 0 3 .293
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 5 1 2 1 0 2 2 .303
Edmonds, CF 2 2 1 2 3 0 2 .238
Soto, G, C 3 0 2 3 2 0 0 .280
DeRosa, RF 3 0 1 1 2 1 2 .286
Fontenot, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 10 .238
Lilly, P 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .259
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Ward, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .192
  Wood, K, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 7 12 7 10 10 30  

a-Struck out for Marmol in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Theriot (12, Albers, M), Fontenot (9, Bukvich).
HR: Edmonds (7, 4th inning off Bukvich, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ramirez, Ar 2; DeRosa; Soto, G 2; Theriot 3; Fontenot 2; Lilly 2; Lee, D; Edmonds 4.
RBI: Ramirez, Ar (55), Soto, G 3 (46), DeRosa (38), Edmonds 2 (27).
2-out RBI: Soto, G.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lilly 2; Fontenot 2; Ramirez, Ar 2; Patterson, E; Ward 2.
GIDP: Lee, D.
Team RISP: 7-for-20.
Team LOB: 14.

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Albers, M (L, 3-3) 0.1 3 4 4 1 1 0 3.49
Cormier 2.2 6 2 2 3 2 0 2.42
Bukvich 3.0 3 1 1 2 5 1 4.91
Sarfate 1.2 0 0 0 4 1 0 2.91
Walker 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.98
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lilly (W, 8-5) 7.0 5 4 4 2 4 2 4.74
Marmol (H, 21) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.93
Wood, K (S, 20) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.50

WP: Cormier.
Pitches-strikes: Albers, M 21-9, Cormier 61-34, Bukvich 49-30, Sarfate 39-21, Walker 7-4, Lilly 108-76, Marmol 21-16, Wood, K 13-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Albers, M 0-0, Cormier 5-1, Bukvich 2-2, Sarfate 1-0, Walker 0-0, Lilly 6-10, Marmol 1-0, Wood, K 0-0.
Batters faced: Albers, M 5, Cormier 17, Bukvich 14, Sarfate 8, Walker 1, Lilly 28, Marmol 4, Wood, K 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Cormier 3-3, Walker 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Marvin Hudson. 1B: Brian Knight. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Dan Bellino.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:59.
Att: 40,754.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
June 25, 2008
June 25, 2008

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