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Cubs 11, Diamondbacks 3
Alfonso Soriano hit his seventh homer of the season on Tuesday. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
Carlos Zambrano turned in seven solid innings on the mound and was a triple shy of becoming the first pitcher in history to hit for the cycle. Alfonso Soriano, who had four RBIs, and Mike Fontenot each homered for the second straight night.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (10-9)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 11, Arizona 3   ARI
Arizona (8-12)
Lost 1
April 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 3 4 2 1 1 0 0   11 15 0
Arizona
0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0   3 10 0
Standings thru 4/28/09  |  Recap: CHC | ARI  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  D-backs stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 2 2 4 1 0 0 .313
  Johnson, R, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
Theriot, SS 4 0 1 1 1 2 1 .311
Fukudome, CF 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 .358
  a-Gathright, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
Hoffpauir, M, 1B 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 .303
Bradley, RF 4 1 2 0 1 1 3 .107
Fontenot, 3B 5 1 1 2 0 1 3 .238
Hill, K, C 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 .370
Miles, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 .184
Zambrano, P 4 3 3 2 0 0 1 .231
  Guzman, A, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 40 11 15 11 6 5 16  

a-Grounded out for Fukudome in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Zambrano (1, Rauch).
HR: Soriano, A (7, 3rd inning off Petit, Y, 2 on, 1 out), Fontenot (3, 4th inning off Petit, Y, 1 on, 0 out), Zambrano (1, 7th inning off Vasquez, E, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bradley 2; Zambrano 7; Hoffpauir, M; Theriot; Fontenot 4; Fukudome; Hill, K 3; Soriano, A 5; Miles.
RBI: Soriano, A 4 (14), Fontenot 2 (9), Theriot (7), Hoffpauir, M (8), Zambrano 2 (2), Hill, K (6).
2-out RBI: Theriot; Hoffpauir, M; Zambrano; Soriano, A; Hill, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bradley 2; Miles.
GIDP: Hoffpauir, M.
Team RISP: 5-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Fukudome (3, 2nd base by Petit, Y/Montero, M).

FIELDING
DP: (Theriot-Miles-Hoffpauir, M).

 
Arizona AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Lopez, F, 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .321
  Schoeneweis, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gordon, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Clark, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167
Ojeda, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .324
  Vasquez, E, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Roberts, R, PH-2B 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250
Tracy, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 4 .236
Reynolds, Ma, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .275
Jackson, C, LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .200
Young, Ch, CF 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .219
Montero, M, C 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .231
Upton, J, RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .226
Petit, Y, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rauch, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Wilson, Jo, PH-SS 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .333
Totals 36 3 10 3 3 5 16  

a-Struck out for Rauch in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Vasquez, E in the 7th. c-Struck out for Gordon, T in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lopez, F (8, Zambrano), Reynolds, Ma (3, Zambrano), Young, Ch (9, Zambrano).
TB: Ojeda; Young, Ch 2; Reynolds, Ma 2; Jackson, C; Montero, M 2; Wilson, Jo; Upton, J; Lopez, F 3.
RBI: Young, Ch (7), Wilson, Jo (1), Lopez, F (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tracy 2; Upton, J 2.
GIDP: Reynolds, Ma.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Ojeda-Lopez, F-Tracy).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zambrano (W, 2-1) 7.0 8 3 3 2 3 0 4.64
Guzman, A 2.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 4.35
 
Arizona IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Petit, Y (L, 0-2) 3.2 8 7 7 3 2 2 8.62
Rauch 1.1 4 2 2 1 2 0 9.64
Vasquez, E 2.0 2 2 2 2 1 1 6.00
Schoeneweis 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.35
Gordon, T 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 111-69, Guzman, A 30-20, Petit, Y 69-43, Rauch 31-22, Vasquez, E 38-22, Schoeneweis 12-7, Gordon, T 9-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zambrano 8-7, Guzman, A 1-2, Petit, Y 4-3, Rauch 1-1, Vasquez, E 2-3, Schoeneweis 3-0, Gordon, T 3-0.
Batters faced: Zambrano 30, Guzman, A 9, Petit, Y 20, Rauch 9, Vasquez, E 10, Schoeneweis 4, Gordon, T 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Rauch 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 85 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:49.
Att: 30,322.
Venue: Chase Field.
April 28, 2009
April 28, 2009

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