Alfonso Soriano breaks into a home run trot after his leadoff blast. (Matt York/AP)
By Tom Singer / MLB.com
With Alfonso Soriano's leadoff homer -- his third of the season and 52nd of his career -- the Cubs looked to be off to a fast start. But they managed just two hits the rest of the way vs. D-backs starter Dan Haren and lost for the fifth time in the past six games.
BATTING 2B: Reynolds, Ma (2, Lilly), Young, Ch 2 (8, Lilly, Lilly), Haren (1, Lilly). HR:
Snyder, C (1, 3rd inning off Lilly, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Ojeda; Young, Ch 4; Haren 2; Reynolds, Ma 2;
Roberts, R; Upton, J; Snyder, C 4. RBI: Snyder, C (2), Haren 2 (2), Young, Ch 2 (6). 2-out
RBI: Haren 2; Young, Ch 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jackson, C; Ojeda; Young,
Ch 2. SAC: Haren. Team RISP: 3-for-14. Team LOB: 6.
Young, Ch 2 (2, 3rd base off Lilly/Soto, G, 3rd base off Lilly/Soto, G), Reynolds, Ma (2, 2nd base off Lilly/Soto, G), Roberts,
R (1, 2nd base off Patton, D/Soto, G), Jackson, C (3, 2nd base off Patton, D/Soto, G). CS: Reynolds,
Ma (1, 3rd base by Lilly/Soto, G).
WP: Patton, D. Pitches-strikes: Lilly 96-51, Patton, D 36-23, Samardzija 18-9, Haren
111-80. Groundouts-flyouts: Lilly 2-7, Patton, D 3-2, Samardzija 1-0, Haren 9-7. Batters
faced: Lilly 24, Patton, D 9, Samardzija 4, Haren 30. Umpires: HP: Rob Drake. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Jeff
Kellogg. 3B: Mark Wegner. Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 8 mph, L to R. T: 2:29. Att:
29,461. Venue: Chase Field. April 27, 2009 April 27, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner