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Cubs 5, Mets 2
Alfonso Soriano's three-run homer was his 20th of the season.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)
A game that had been a pitchers' duel fell by the wayside in the eighth, when the Mets scored a run in the top of the inning and the Cubs, highlighted by Alfonso Soriano's three-run home run, tacked on four. Soriano had three hits as did Milton Bradley, who doubled and scored twice.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (58-71)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 5, NY Mets 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (64-62)
Won 1
August 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 7 0
Chi Cubs
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 X   5 9 1
Standings thru 8/28/09  |  Recap: NYM | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Cubs stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pagan, CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .294
Castillo, L, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .313
Murphy, Dn, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .260
Francoeur, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .269
Tatis, 3B 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 .260
Santos, O, C 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 .267
Sullivan, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .271
Valdez, W, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .244
  a-Reed, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .246
Misch, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000
  Stokes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Dessens, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Sheffield, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .279
Totals 32 2 7 2 3 5 18  

a-Struck out for Valdez, W in the 9th. b-Struck out for Dessens in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Francoeur (23, Lilly), Pagan (11, Lilly), Tatis (16, Gregg).
TB: Santos, O; Tatis 3; Francoeur 2; Pagan 3; Valdez, W.
RBI: Santos, O (33), Tatis (36).
2-out RBI: Tatis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Misch 3; Francoeur.
SAC: Castillo, L.
GIDP: Santos, O.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Sullivan (Lee, D at 2nd base).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290
Bradley, RF 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 .262
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .295
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .327
Baker, Je, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .274
Soriano, A, LF 3 1 3 3 1 0 0 .243
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Soto, G, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .215
Fuld, CF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .259
Lilly, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .065
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Fukudome, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274
Totals 32 5 9 5 4 3 11  

a-Grounded out for Gregg in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bradley 2 (15, Misch, Stokes).
HR: Soriano, A (20, 8th inning off Stokes, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Bradley 5; Ramirez, Ar; Lee, D 2; Soriano, A 6.
RBI: Lee, D (87), Ramirez, Ar (43), Soriano, A 3 (55).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Ar.
Team RISP: 3-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Soriano, A (10, fielding).
Outfield assists: Soriano, A (Murphy, Dn at home).
DP: (Theriot-Lee, D).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Misch 7.0 6 1 1 2 2 0 3.41
Stokes (BS, 1)(L, 1-3) 0.1 3 4 4 1 0 1 3.34
Dessens 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.70
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lilly 7.1 6 2 2 2 2 0 3.35
Gregg (W, 5-5) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.15
Marmol (S, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.58

Pitches-strikes: Misch 98-66, Stokes 19-10, Dessens 14-8, Lilly 98-67, Gregg 5-4, Marmol 19-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Misch 9-3, Stokes 0-1, Dessens 1-0, Lilly 13-3, Gregg 0-0, Marmol 0-1.
Batters faced: Misch 28, Stokes 5, Dessens 3, Lilly 30, Gregg 2, Marmol 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Gregg 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 69 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:32.
Att: 39,381.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
August 28, 2009
August 28, 2009

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