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Tigers 5, Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome reacts after being called out on strikes to end the game. (Duane Burleson/AP)
The Cubs went 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position and subsequently lost their third straight. Derrek Lee's hit streak reached 21 games and Geovany Soto hit his sixth homer, but he also dropped a popup that led to two decisive runs, aiding in Rich Harden's third straight loss.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (34-34)
Lost 3
Detroit 5, Chi Cubs 3   DET
Detroit (40-31)
Won 6
June 24, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0   3 11 1
Detroit
0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 X   5 10 0
Standings thru 6/24/09  |  Recap: CHC | DET  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Tigers stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 .227
Theriot, SS 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 .287
Lee, D, DH 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 .294
Hoffpauir, M, 1B 5 0 2 0 0 1 7 .268
Bradley, RF 2 1 0 0 3 2 4 .241
Fox, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 6 .300
Fukudome, CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .259
Soto, G, C 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 .228
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 0 1 0 1 3 .228
Totals 35 3 11 3 7 8 32  

BATTING
2B: Soto, G (8, Porcello).
HR: Soto, G (6, 5th inning off Porcello, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Theriot 2; Fox; Fukudome; Lee, D; Soriano, A 2; Hoffpauir, M 2; Soto, G 6.
RBI: Soto, G (21), Fontenot (27), Fox (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fox; Hoffpauir, M 2; Soriano, A; Fukudome 2.
SF: Fox.
GIDP: Fox, Soriano, A.
Team RISP: 1-for-15.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Soto, G (3, fielding).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 0 1 1 1 2 3 .263
Polanco, 2B 3 0 1 0 2 0 4 .265
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 1 2 2 1 0 3 .332
Thames, M, DH 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .268
Kelly, D, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333
Inge, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .275
Ordonez, RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .275
  1-Anderson, J, PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
Laird, C 4 2 2 1 0 1 3 .226
Everett, SS 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 .263
Totals 33 5 10 5 7 7 21  

1-Ran for Ordonez in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Cabrera, M (15, 4th inning off Harden, 0 on, 0 out), Laird (3, 5th inning off Harden, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Cabrera, M 5; Polanco; Laird 5; Everett 2; Ordonez 2; Granderson.
RBI: Cabrera, M 2 (46), Laird (17), Everett (27), Granderson (42).
2-out RBI: Everett; Granderson; Cabrera, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Polanco 3; Cabrera, M; Thames, M 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Granderson (13, 2nd base off Harden/Soto, G).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Inge-Polanco, Inge-Polanco-Cabrera, M).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harden (L, 4-4) 5.1 4 4 2 4 3 2 4.95
Heilman 1.2 3 0 0 1 2 0 3.86
Ascanio 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.52
Marshall, S 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.36
Marmol 0.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.44
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Porcello 5.0 7 2 2 4 3 1 3.55
Robertson, N 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.71
Miner (BS, 2)(W, 5-1) 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 4.23
Seay (H, 15) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.68
Lyon (H, 3) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.00
Zumaya (H, 5) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.70
Rodney (S, 15) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.90

Porcello pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
Robertson, N pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Miner pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Harden 109-58, Heilman 29-20, Ascanio 9-6, Marshall, S 3-3, Marmol 16-7, Porcello 97-59, Robertson, N 4-3, Miner 19-9, Seay 5-4, Lyon 16-10, Zumaya 15-11, Rodney 24-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Harden 4-6, Heilman 1-1, Ascanio 0-0, Marshall, S 0-0, Marmol 0-0, Porcello 9-1, Robertson, N 0-0, Miner 1-1, Seay 0-0, Lyon 1-1, Zumaya 0-1, Rodney 0-1.
Batters faced: Harden 24, Heilman 9, Ascanio 3, Marshall, S 1, Marmol 3, Porcello 24, Robertson, N 1, Miner 5, Seay 1, Lyon 3, Zumaya 4, Rodney 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Heilman 2-2, Marshall, S 2-0, Marmol 2-1, Robertson, N 2-0, Miner 3-1, Seay 2-0, Lyon 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, Varies.
T: 3:19.
Att: 36,438.
Venue: Comerica Park.
June 24, 2009
June 24, 2009

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