Alfonso Soriano zeroes in on his fifth home run of the season. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
By Patrick Mooney / Special to MLB.com
Alfonso Soriano had struck out three times, but stepped up with a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth to lift the Cubs to a thrilling victory. Aramis Ramirez drove in three runs to back a shaky Carlos Zambrano, who allowed seven runs, including three homers, in seven innings.
BATTING 2B: Hoffpauir, M (2, Walters, P), Ramirez, Ar (2, Miller, T), Fukudome (5, Boggs). HR:
Soriano, A (5, 8th inning off Perez, C, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Theriot; Fontenot; Fukudome 2; Lee, D 2;
Ramirez, Ar 4; Soriano, A 4; Hoffpauir, M 3; Soto, G. RBI: Hoffpauir, M (3), Ramirez, Ar 3 (9), Fukudome
(9), Soto, G (1), Soriano, A 2 (9). 2-out RBI: Ramirez, Ar 2; Soto, G. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee, D; Fontenot. SF: Fukudome. GIDP:
Soto, G. Team RISP: 4-for-10. Team LOB: 7.
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