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Fifth win in a row
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Cubs 5, Brewers 4
Aramis Ramirez connects on a two-run double in the third frame. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Ryan Dempster picked up his 16th victory -- a career high -- limiting the Brewers to two runs over six frames against second-place Milwaukee. Kerry Wood got the save by fanning Prince Fielder with the winning run at first, lowering the Cubs' magic number to four.
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Series at a glance:
MIL
Milwaukee (83-68)
Lost 5
Chi Cubs 5, Milwaukee 4   CHC
Chi Cubs (91-58)
Won 5
September 16, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Milwaukee
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1   4 11 0
Chi Cubs
1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 X   5 11 1
Standings thru 9/16/08  |  Recap: MIL | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Brewers stats  |  Cubs stats
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cameron, CF 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 .244
Durham, 2B 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 .288
Braun, LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .290
Fielder, 1B 5 2 3 3 0 1 2 .268
Hardy, SS 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .278
Hart, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .274
Counsell, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .236
Kendall, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .248
Sabathia, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
  Villanueva, Ca, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
  Shouse, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Lamb, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .237
  1-Escobar, A, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .667
Totals 37 4 11 4 2 13 14  

a-Singled for Shouse in the 9th.
1-Ran for Lamb in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Fielder (24, Dempster), Durham 2 (32, Dempster, Wood, K).
HR: Fielder 2 (32, 6th inning off Dempster, 1 on, 1 out; 8th inning off Marmol, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Braun; Kendall; Hardy; Lamb; Counsell 2; Fielder 10; Durham 4.
RBI: Fielder 3 (90), Durham (44).
2-out RBI: Durham.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hardy 2; Kendall; Fielder.
SAC: Sabathia.
GIDP: Cameron.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 .291
Theriot, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .306
Lee, D, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .295
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 1 3 2 0 0 1 .283
Soto, G, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .285
DeRosa, RF-2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .281
Johnson, R, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .299
  Pie, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
Cedeno, R, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Ward, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221
  b-Blanco, H, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .286
  Wood, K, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Dempster, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .172
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cotts, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Fukudome, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .259
Totals 35 5 11 5 0 6 15  

a-Batted for Marmol in the 8th. b-Singled for Ward in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano, A (26, Sabathia), Lee, D (38, Sabathia), Ramirez, Ar 2 (41, Sabathia, Villanueva, Ca).
HR: Soriano, A (29, 7th inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ramirez, Ar 5; Dempster; Theriot; Johnson, R; Lee, D 3; Soriano, A 6; Blanco, H.
RBI: Lee, D (87), Ramirez, Ar 2 (107), Soriano, A (72), Blanco, H (12).
2-out RBI: Blanco, H.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soto, G; Soriano, A; Johnson, R; Fukudome.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Dempster (1, fielding).
DP: (Ramirez, Ar-Lee, D).

 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (L, 15-9) 7.0 9 4 4 0 5 1 2.88
Villanueva, Ca 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 4.19
Shouse 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.84
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dempster (W, 16-6) 6.0 7 2 2 1 9 1 3.02
Howry (H, 15) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.43
Cotts (H, 8) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.90
Marmol (H, 28) 1.1 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.70
Wood, K (S, 31) 1.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 3.54

Game Scores: Sabathia , Dempster .
HBP: DeRosa (by Villanueva, Ca).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 99-70, Villanueva, Ca 20-12, Shouse 5-3, Dempster 114-79, Howry 5-1, Cotts 5-3, Marmol 17-13, Wood, K 26-21.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sabathia 12-3, Villanueva, Ca 1-0, Shouse 1-0, Dempster 5-2, Howry 0-1, Cotts 0-1, Marmol 0-2, Wood, K 0-1.
Batters faced: Sabathia 30, Villanueva, Ca 4, Shouse 2, Dempster 26, Howry 2, Cotts 1, Marmol 5, Wood, K 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 2-1, Cotts 1-0, Marmol 1-0.
Ejections: Milwaukee Brewers First Base Coach Ed Sedar ejected by 1B umpire Joe West (6th)
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Ed Hickox.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:02.
Att: 40,738.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
September 16, 2008
September 16, 2008

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