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Soriano to the rescue
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Cubs 8, Cardinals 7
Alfonso Soriano zeroes in on his fifth home run of the season. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (8-4)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 8, St. Louis 7   CHC
Chi Cubs (6-4)
Won 1
April 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 4 0 1 1 1 0 0   7 10 1
Chi Cubs
2 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 X   8 12 0
Standings thru 4/17/09  |  Recap: STL | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Cubs stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B-LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .278
Rasmus, C, CF 4 1 1 0 1 1 2 .242
Pujols, 1B 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 .326
Ludwick, RF 5 2 3 4 0 2 2 .405
Duncan, LF 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 .385
  Ryan, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
  c-Greene, K, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .227
Molina, Y, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .316
Thurston, 3B-2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .357
Barden, SS-3B 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 .450
Walters, P, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
  Miller, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Freese, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158
  Boggs, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Ankiel, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .212
  Perez, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 7 10 7 4 9 13  

a-Popped out for Miller, T in the 6th. b-Doubled for Boggs in the 8th. c-Grounded into a double play for Ryan in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Barden (1, Zambrano), Ankiel (2, Heilman).
HR: Ludwick 2 (5, 3rd inning off Zambrano, 2 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 1 out), Barden (3, 6th inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Molina, Y; Barden 6; Ludwick 9; Duncan; Rasmus, C; Schumaker; Ankiel 2.
RBI: Pujols (14), Ludwick 4 (13), Duncan (11), Barden (4).
2-out RBI: Ludwick 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rasmus, C; Schumaker.
SF: Pujols; Duncan.
GIDP: Greene, K.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Pujols (3, fielding).
DP: (Barden-Schumaker-Pujols).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 5 1 1 2 0 3 3 .295
Fukudome, CF-RF 3 2 1 1 1 2 0 .371
Lee, D, 1B 5 2 2 0 0 1 3 .225
Hoffpauir, M, RF 4 0 2 1 0 2 2 .333
  Johnson, R, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .385
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 1 3 3 0 1 1 .364
Soto, G, C 3 0 1 1 1 1 3 .118
Fontenot, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .229
Theriot, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .371
Zambrano, P 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Miles, PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .091
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 8 12 8 4 13 16  

a-Walked for Heilman in the 8th.

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.

FIELDING
DP: (Theriot-Fontenot-Lee, D).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Walters, P 4.0 6 3 3 2 7 0 6.75
Miller, T 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 5.40
Boggs (H, 1) 2.0 2 1 1 1 3 0 4.50
Perez, C (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 1 6.00
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zambrano 7.0 9 7 7 3 7 3 5.21
Heilman (W, 2-0) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.35
Marmol (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00

HBP: Pujols (by Marmol).
Pitches-strikes: Walters, P 98-59, Miller, T 18-12, Boggs 33-21, Perez, C 22-14, Zambrano 109-73, Heilman 19-12, Marmol 14-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Walters, P 3-1, Miller, T 0-1, Boggs 1-2, Perez, C 1-1, Zambrano 6-6, Heilman 1-1, Marmol 1-0.
Batters faced: Walters, P 19, Miller, T 6, Boggs 9, Perez, C 5, Zambrano 33, Heilman 4, Marmol 4.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 55 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:39.
Att: 40,250.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
April 17, 2009
April 17, 2009

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