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Cubs 5, Reds 3
Alfonso Soriano connects on his 17th homer to pad the Cubs' lead in the fifth. (AP)
Making his third career start, Kevin Hart filled in for an injured Ted Lilly and threw six frames of one-run ball, helping the Cubs secure a series win over the Reds. Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer, and Alfonso Soriano and Milton Bradley added solo shots, with Soriano going 3-for-4.
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Series at a glance:
CIN
Cincinnati (44-52)
Lost 5
Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 3   CHC
Chi Cubs (50-45)
Won 3
July 25, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 7 1
Chi Cubs
3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 X   5 10 0
Standings thru 7/25/09  |  Recap: CIN | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Reds stats  |  Cubs stats
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Dickerson, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .263
Taveras, W, CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .249
Votto, 1B 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 .353
Phillips, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .271
Encarnacion, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .205
Gomes, J, LF 4 1 1 1 0 2 1 .292
Hairston, J, SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .253
Tatum, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Cueto, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .121
  Rhodes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Rosales, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .206
  Weathers, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 3 7 3 1 8 7  

a-Struck out for Rhodes in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Votto (16, Hart, K).
HR: Votto (14, 9th inning off Heilman, 0 on, 0 out), Gomes, J (8, 9th inning off Heilman, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hairston, J; Taveras, W; Votto 6; Gomes, J 4; Phillips; Dickerson.
RBI: Votto 2 (48), Gomes, J (21).
2-out RBI: Gomes, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gomes, J; Dickerson; Encarnacion.
SAC: Cueto.
SF: Votto.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Taveras, W 2 (21, 2nd base off Hart, K/Hill, K, 3rd base off Hart, K/Hill, K), Phillips (16, 2nd base off Hart, K/Hill, K).

FIELDING
E: Cueto (1, fielding).
DP: (Encarnacion-Phillips-Votto).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Johnson, R, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .248
Theriot, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .298
Lee, D, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .285
  Fox, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .322
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .325
Fukudome, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .266
Soriano, A, LF 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 .251
Fontenot, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .233
Hill, K, C 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .195
Hart, K, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 .167
  a-Hoffpauir, M, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
  Guzman, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Bradley, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .246
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 5 10 5 3 8 19  

a-Reached on error for Hart, K in the 6th. b-Homered for Marmol in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Johnson, R (7, Cueto).
3B: Lee, D (1, Cueto).
HR: Ramirez, Ar (7, 1st inning off Cueto, 1 on, 1 out), Soriano, A (17, 5th inning off Cueto, 0 on, 1 out), Bradley (7, 8th inning off Weathers, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bradley 4; Ramirez, Ar 4; Theriot; Johnson, R 2; Fukudome; Lee, D 4; Soriano, A 6.
RBI: Lee, D (63), Ramirez, Ar 2 (25), Soriano, A (40), Bradley (23).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hart, K 4.
SAC: Theriot.
GIDP: Ramirez, Ar.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Johnson, R (Dickerson at 2nd base).

 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cueto (L, 8-7) 6.0 9 4 4 3 4 2 3.78
Rhodes 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.62
Weathers 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.15
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hart, K (W, 2-1) 6.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 2.08
Guzman, A (H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.45
Marmol (H, 23) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.17
Heilman 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 2 4.50
Gregg (S, 20) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.45

Game Scores: Cueto , Hart, K .
HBP: Johnson, R (by Cueto).
Pitches-strikes: Cueto 105-62, Rhodes 17-12, Weathers 9-7, Hart, K 94-56, Guzman, A 11-8, Marmol 17-14, Heilman 14-10, Gregg 4-2.
Groundouts-flyouts: Cueto 5-4, Rhodes 0-0, Weathers 0-1, Hart, K 7-4, Guzman, A 1-1, Marmol 0-0, Heilman 2-0, Gregg 1-0.
Batters faced: Cueto 31, Rhodes 3, Weathers 4, Hart, K 23, Guzman, A 3, Marmol 3, Heilman 4, Gregg 1.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, L to R.
T: 2:46.
Att: 41,364.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
July 25, 2009
July 25, 2009

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