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Cubs rout D-Backs
Vargas hit hard in loss
Claudio Vargas lasted just four innings, giving up seven runs on eight hits, as Arizona was routed by Chicago. Vargas allowed three home runs and put the D-Backs in a hole they couldn't dig out of. Andy Green had two RBIs for the Diamondbacks in the loss.
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Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 3
Aramis Ramirez celebrates with Cesar Izturis after his two-run homer. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Series at a glance:
Hill gets first victory
Rich Hill pitched his best game of the season, going eight innings to earn his first Major League win. The Cubs pounded out four home runs in support of Hill. New addition Cesar Izturis went 2-for-4 in his Cubs debut.
 
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 01, 2006
ARI
Arizona (54-52)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 9, Arizona 3   CHC
Chi Cubs (44-62)
Won 1
August 1, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Arizona
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0   3 6 0
Chi Cubs
2 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 X   9 12 0
Standings thru 8/1/06  |  Gameday  |  Diamondbacks Stats  |  Cubs Stats
ArizonaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Byrnes, CF4111001.290
Easley, SS4000010.224
Gonzalez, L, LF4020000.290
Jackson, 1B3000112.269
Tracy, 3B3110102.274
Quentin, RF4000023.320
Hudson, 2B4110001.275
Snyder, C3000012.274
Vargas, P1000010.088
  a-Green, A, PH1012000.217
  Medders, P0000000.000
  Pena, P0000000.000
  b-DaVanon, PH1000010.285
  Vizcaino, P0000000.000
Totals323632711 

a-Doubled for Vargas in the 5th. b-Struck out for Pena in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez, L (38, Hill), Green, A (4, Hill).
HR: Byrnes (16, 8th inning off Hill, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Byrnes 4; Gonzalez, L 3; Tracy; Hudson; Green, A 2.
RBI: Green, A 2 (6), Byrnes (44).
2-out RBI: Green, A 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jackson; Byrnes.
GIDP: Quentin.
Team LOB: 4.

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4012100.277
Izturis, SS4120001.260
Barrett, C4221003.332
Ramirez, 3B4112011.275
Jones, RF4122000.288
Mabry, 1B4110001.233
Murton, LF4222001.285
Perez, 2B4110000.256
Hill, P2000010.125
  a-Cedeno, PH1000010.254
  Novoa, P0000000.250
Totals359129137 

a-Struck out for Hill in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Izturis (8, Vargas), Pierre (23, Vargas), Mabry (6, Vargas), Barrett (19, Medders).
HR: Ramirez (25, 1st inning off Vargas, 1 on, 2 out), Barrett (13, 3rd inning off Vargas, 0 on, 0 out), Murton (5, 3rd inning off Vargas, 1 on, 2 out), Jones (17, 5th inning off Medders, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Pierre 2; Izturis 3; Barrett 6; Ramirez 4; Jones 5; Mabry 2; Murton 5; Perez.
RBI: Ramirez 2 (72), Pierre 2 (25), Barrett (41), Murton 2 (32), Jones 2 (52).
2-out RBI: Ramirez 2; Pierre 2; Murton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis; Barrett.
S: Hill.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Izturis-Mabry).

 
ArizonaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vargas (L, 8-8)4.08770235.43
Medders 2.03221013.66
Pena 1.01000000.93
Vizcaino 1.00000103.83
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hill (W, 1-4)8.06331617.92
Novoa 1.00001105.07

Pitches-strikes: Vargas 68-45, Medders 36-22, Pena 11-9, Vizcaino 7-7, Hill 110-75, Novoa 18-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Vargas 6-4, Medders 1-5, Pena 2-1, Vizcaino 1-1, Hill 7-11, Novoa 1-1.
Batters faced: Vargas 20, Medders 10, Pena 4, Vizcaino 3, Hill 30, Novoa 4.
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Bruce Froemming. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 97 degrees, clear.
Wind: 17 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:25.
Att: 38,970.

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