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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 23, 2007
Cain corrals Cubs
Command eludes Zambrano
Carlos Zambrano battled control issues in the finale with the Giants, allowing four runs on six hits and walking four -- three in one inning -- in 5 1/3 frames to take the loss. Mike Fontenot's single plated the lone run for the first-place Cubs, who fell to a half-game ahead of the idle Brewers.
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 Fontenot's RBI single
Giants 4, Cubs 1
Matt Cain's second homer of the season was also his second in four starts. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Starter showcases skills
Matt Cain excelled in all facets of the Giants' series finale with the Cubs, hitting his second home run of the season, a two-run shot, and limiting Chicago to one run on eight hits, while striking out four, in seven innings to earn his sixth victory of the season. Dave Roberts got the scoring started with a two-run single in the fourth.
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 Roberts' two-run single
 Cain's two-run homer
Chi Cubs (65-61)
Lost 1
San Francisco 4, Chi Cubs 1   SF
San Francisco (56-72)
Won 1
August 23, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 8 1
San Francisco
0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 X   4 8 1
Standings thru 8/23/07  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Giants Stats
Theriot, SS4020001.289
Jones, J, CF4010003.267
Lee, 1B4000012.313
Ramirez, 3B4010002.314
Ward, RF4010021.321
DeRosa, LF3000111.291
Kendall, C4110001.244
Fontenot, 2B4021000.285
Zambrano, P2000012.246
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  a-Murton, PH1000001.250
  Wood, P0000000.000
  Howry, P0000000.000

a-Grounded into a double play for Eyre in the 7th.

2B: Ward (10, Cain), Fontenot (11, Cain), Kendall (16, Cain), Theriot (25, Cain).
TB: Theriot 3; Jones, J; Ramirez; Ward 2; Kendall 2; Fontenot 3.
RBI: Fontenot (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zambrano 2; DeRosa; Jones, J.
GIDP: Murton.
Team LOB: 7.

PO: Ward (2nd base by Rodriguez, G).

E: Theriot (9, fielding).

Roberts, LF4022110.268
Davis, CF5000024.279
Winn, RF5030001.291
Klesko, 1B4000015.267
Durham, 2B3000101.221
Aurilia, 3B3100012.251
  Wilson, P0000000.000
  Hennessey, P0000000.000
Vizquel, SS2100202.247
Rodriguez, G, C4120004.277
Cain, P2112112.087
  a-Feliz, PH-3B1000012.251

a-Struck out for Cain in the 7th.

2B: Roberts (13, Zambrano), Rodriguez, G 2 (6, Zambrano, Wood).
HR: Cain (2, 6th inning off Zambrano, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Roberts 3; Winn 3; Rodriguez, G 4; Cain 4.
RBI: Roberts 2 (21), Cain 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Roberts 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Klesko 2; Cain; Davis; Aurilia; Feliz 2.
Team LOB: 11.

E: Aurilia (7, throw).
PB: Rodriguez, G (4).
DP: (Aurilia-Durham-Klesko).
Pickoffs: Rodriguez, G (Ward at 2nd base).

Zambrano (L, 14-10)5.16444413.95
Eyre 0.21000005.27
Wood 1.01001103.52
Howry 1.00000203.90
Cain (W, 6-13)7.08111403.67
Wilson (H, 3)1.00000100.00
Hennessey (S, 13)1.00000003.23

HBP: Aurilia (by Zambrano).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 103-67, Eyre 5-3, Wood 19-11, Howry 12-7, Cain 104-75, Wilson 9-6, Hennessey 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zambrano 5-7, Eyre 2-0, Wood 0-2, Howry 0-1, Cain 8-8, Wilson 1-1, Hennessey 1-2.
Batters faced: Zambrano 28, Eyre 3, Wood 5, Howry 3, Cain 29, Wilson 3, Hennessey 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 68 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:24.
Att: 41,558.

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