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Hard-ly hittable
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Cubs 5, Reds 0
Alfonso Soriano slides in safely in the Cubs' four-run eighth inning. (Paul Beaty/AP)
Rich Harden continued to impress, dominating an overmatched Reds team with seven strong innings. And if pitching a gem wasn't enough, Harden used his bat to drive in the first run with a sacrifice bunt in the fifth, Harden's first career RBI.
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Series at a glance:
CIN
Cincinnati (55-71)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 0   CHC
Chi Cubs (77-48)
Won 2
August 19, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 1
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 X   5 8 0
Standings thru 8/19/08  |  Recap: CIN | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Reds stats  |  Cubs stats
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Dickerson, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .385
Keppinger, SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .264
Bruce, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .260
Phillips, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .269
Votto, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .279
Encarnacion, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .249
Patterson, C, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .195
Bako, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .213
Cueto, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .027
  Lincoln, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Bray, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Majewski, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Valentin, Ja, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .254
Totals 30 0 3 0 0 13 4  

a-Struck out for Majewski in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Keppinger 2; Dickerson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Keppinger.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Dickerson (2, 2nd base off Harden/Soto, G).

FIELDING
E: Votto (10, throw).
DP: (Encarnacion-Phillips-Votto).
Pickoffs: Cueto (Soriano, A at 1st base).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .292
Theriot, SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .316
Lee, D, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .292
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 .287
Edmonds, CF 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .237
  b-Johnson, R, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .313
Soto, G, C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .286
Fukudome, RF 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 .268
DeRosa, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .278
Harden, P 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 .118
  a-Fontenot, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .289
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Ward, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .219
  Wood, K, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 5 8 5 3 7 20  

a-Struck out for Harden in the 7th. b-Struck out for Edmonds in the 8th. c-Flied out for Marmol in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: DeRosa (23, Cueto), Theriot (17, Cueto), Lee, D (32, Cueto), Ramirez, Ar (34, Lincoln).
3B: Soto, G (2, Cueto).
TB: Ramirez, Ar 2; DeRosa 2; Soto, G 3; Theriot 2; Fukudome; Lee, D 3; Soriano, A.
RBI: Harden (1), Lee, D (72), Ramirez, Ar (84), Fukudome 2 (47).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fukudome; Edmonds; Soriano, A; Soto, G; Ward.
SAC: Harden; Theriot.
GIDP: Soto, G.
Team RISP: 3-for-17.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
PO: Soriano, A (1st base by Cueto).

 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cueto (L, 8-12) 7.0 4 1 1 2 6 0 4.74
Lincoln 0.0 3 4 4 0 0 0 4.14
Bray 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.68
Majewski 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.45
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harden (W, 8-2) 7.0 2 0 0 0 10 0 2.04
Marmol (H, 23) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.77
Wood, K 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.66

Lincoln pitched to 4 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: Cueto , Harden .
IBB: Soto, G (by Bray).
HBP: Ramirez, Ar (by Cueto), Edmonds (by Cueto).
Pitches-strikes: Cueto 111-67, Lincoln 11-6, Bray 15-9, Majewski 3-3, Harden 94-62, Marmol 11-7, Wood, K 16-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Cueto 9-3, Lincoln 1-0, Bray 0-0, Majewski 0-2, Harden 3-4, Marmol 1-0, Wood, K 0-1.
Batters faced: Cueto 27, Lincoln 4, Bray 3, Majewski 2, Harden 23, Marmol 3, Wood, K 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Bray 2-2, Majewski 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Todd Tichenor.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:25.
Att: 41,208.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
August 19, 2008
August 19, 2008

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