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Alex Escobar had a career game with four hits, three RBI and two runs scored Wednesday, leading Milwaukee past the Chicago Cubs 9-5. Escobar was playing in his 34th major league contest, all but four of them coming this year.
Derrek Lee and Geovany Soto had three RBI apiece Tuesday to lead the surging Chicago Cubs to a 13-7 win over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs racked up five runs in the sixth inning to take control en route to their seventh win in eight games. With the score tied 5-5, Milwaukee's bullpen fell apart with two hit batters and a two-run single by Soto. Soto led off the fifth inning with his 11th home run of the season.
Mark Reynolds' 42nd home run of the season helped power the Arizona Diamondbacks past the San Diego Padres 4-2 Tuesday. Reynolds' two-run blast in the top of the ninth broke a 2-2 tie and tagged San Diego closer Heath Bell (5-4) with the loss. Eric Byrnes drove in Arizona's other two runs with a solo home run in the third and a sacrifice fly in the seventh that tied the score 2-2. Dan Haren (14-8) earned the win with eight strong innings in which he gave up two runs on five hits and one walk.
Derrek Lee homered and Ryan Dempster pitched eight shutout innings Monday to propel the Chicago Cubs in a 2-0 win over Milwaukee. Dempster (10-8), who took a no-hitter into the fifth, gave up just four hits and walking one for the Cubs, who have won six of their last seven games. Aramis Ramirez had a pair of hits for Chicago. Jeff Suppan (6-10) gave up one run on three hits with four walks in seven innings to take the loss.
Andres Blanco's three hits and two RBI Sunday led the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 win over Cincinnati. His two-run single gave Chicago a 3-0 led with one out in the bottom of the fourth. One of three hits by Derrek Lee was a solo homer. Koyie Hill also hit a solo homer and Aramis Ramirez added two hits for
Drew Sutton hit a game-winning, two-run double Saturday, boosting the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. Sutton's only hit snapped a 5-5 tie with two outs in the top of the ninth. Darnell McDonald, Brandon Phillips, Scott Rolen and Joey Votto also drove in runs for Cincinnati, which also got a run on a throwing error by Aramis Ramirez. The winner was Arthur Rhodes (1-1).
Aramis Ramirez had three hits and three RBI Friday, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 win over the slumping Cincinnati Reds. The victory gave the Cubs a four-game winning streak and their fifth victory in six games. Ramirez's two-run single gave Chicago a 3-1 lead with two outs in the bottom of the third.
Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano likely will not play again this season because of inflammation in his left knee. He was shut down Sept.
Koyie Hill and Micah Hoffpauir each drove in two runs Wednesday, powering the Chicago Cubs' 8-5 win over Pittsburgh that capped a three-game sweep. Hoffpauir hit a solo homer and a sacrifice fly. Hill's two-run single expanded Chicago's lead to 6-2 with two outs in the top of the seventh. Four other Cubs also drove in runs. Winner Carlos Zambrano (8-6) gave up two runs on eight hits and three walks in six innings.
Kosuke Fukudome and Geovany Soto each had two-run doubles in Chicago's seven-run first inning Tuesday when the Cubs beat Pittsburgh 9-4. Aramis Ramirez added a two-run single for the Cubs. Chicago pitcher Ryan Dempster (9-8) earned the win after he allowed four runs on eight hits through 6 1/3 innings. The
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