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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 17, 2007
Ram jam: Cubs win a stunner
Reds unable to seal deal
The Reds had the first-place Cubs on the ropes, up by two runs entering the ninth inning, but David Weathers couldn't hold the lead, snapping his 10-save streak in a heartbreaking loss at Wrigley Field. Jeff Keppinger fell a homer short of the cycle, and Norris Hopper made a brilliant catch in center field and scored twice.
Complete story >  
 Hopper's amazing catch
 Keppinger's RBI double
Cubs 7, Reds 6
Mark it down: Mark DeRosa and Jacque Jones celebrate their enormous win. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Series at a glance:
Ramirez starts rescue party
Needing a win to remain one game ahead in the NL Central, the Cubs entered the ninth two runs down. But Aramis Ramirez hit a game-tying triple and Mark DeRosa, who combined with Cliff Floyd on consecutive homers earlier, drove in the win on his fifth hit of the game, an infield single.
Complete story >  
 DeRosa's game winner
 Ramirez's two-run triple
 DeRosa's homer
 Floyd's homer
Cincinnati (68-82)
Lost 3
Chi Cubs 7, Cincinnati 6   CHC
Chi Cubs (79-72)
Won 2
September 17, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0   6 13 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3   7 14 1
Standings thru 9/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Reds Stats  |  Cubs Stats
Hopper, CF5211001.332
Keppinger, SS4232100.345
Griffey, RF5011024.279
Phillips, 2B5031011.293
Dunn, LF5001034.267
  Ellison, LF0000000.212
Encarnacion, 3B3020010.289
Cantu, 1B3000024.256
  a-Votto, PH-1B1000011.424
Ross, C4110003.201
Arroyo, P2120000.138
  Majewski, P0000000.000
  Stanton, P0000000.000
  b-Coats, PH1000000.111
  Burton, P0000000.000
  Weathers, P0000000.000

a-Struck out for Cantu in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Stanton in the 8th.

2B: Ross (9, Hill), Keppinger (15, Wuertz).
3B: Keppinger (2, Hill).
TB: Hopper; Keppinger 6; Griffey; Phillips 3; Encarnacion 2; Ross 2; Arroyo 2.
RBI: Hopper (11), Keppinger 2 (28), Phillips (90), Dunn (105), Griffey (93).
2-out RBI: Keppinger; Griffey.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Phillips; Ross; Cantu; Dunn.
S: Arroyo.
GIDP: Ross.
Team LOB: 8.

DP: (Encarnacion-Phillips-Votto).

Soriano, LF5020023.291
Theriot, SS4100113.266
Lee, 1B3210111.313
Ramirez, 3B4122113.316
  1-Fuld, PR0100000.000
Floyd, RF3112003.288
  a-Monroe, PH-RF1000001.223
  c-Ward, PH0000100.330
  2-Pie, PR0000000.214
DeRosa, 2B5152000.292
Jones, CF4011012.274
Kendall, C3020002.248
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  Hart, P0000000.000
  b-Fontenot, PH1000000.286
  Ohman, P0000000.000
Hill, P2000003.136
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  Soto, C2000000.393

a-Grounded into a double play for Floyd in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Hart in the 8th. c-Intentionally walked for Monroe in the 9th.
1-Ran for Ramirez in the 9th. 2-Ran for Ward in the 9th.

2B: Soriano 2 (38, Arroyo, Arroyo).
3B: Ramirez (4, Weathers).
HR: Floyd (9, 3rd inning off Arroyo, 1 on, 2 out), DeRosa (10, 3rd inning off Arroyo, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Soriano 4; Lee; Ramirez 4; Floyd 4; DeRosa 8; Jones; Kendall 2.
RBI: Floyd 2 (45), DeRosa 2 (71), Jones (57), Ramirez 2 (92).
2-out RBI: Floyd 2; DeRosa; Jones.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Floyd; Soriano; Kendall.
GIDP: Monroe.
Team LOB: 11.

E: Lee (6, missed catch).
DP: (Theriot-DeRosa-Lee).

Arroyo 5.19442624.37
Majewski (H, 6)0.21000008.10
Stanton (H, 10)1.01000005.76
Burton (H, 9)1.00000002.48
Weathers (BS, 6)(L, 2-6)0.03332003.84
Hill 4.27441704.01
Wuertz 1.03220103.74
Eyre 0.12000004.41
Hart 2.01000101.17
Ohman (W, 2-4)1.00000104.89

Majewski pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Weathers pitched to 5 batters in the 9th.

IBB: Ward (by Weathers).
HBP: Lee (by Arroyo), Encarnacion (by Hill).
Pitches-strikes: Arroyo 89-56, Majewski 7-5, Stanton 8-6, Burton 11-7, Weathers 21-10, Hill 81-53, Wuertz 24-16, Eyre 11-7, Hart 31-19, Ohman 9-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Arroyo 5-5, Majewski 1-1, Stanton 3-0, Burton 1-2, Weathers 0-0, Hill 3-4, Wuertz 2-0, Eyre 1-0, Hart 5-0, Ohman 1-1.
Batters faced: Arroyo 28, Majewski 3, Stanton 3, Burton 3, Weathers 5, Hill 23, Wuertz 6, Eyre 3, Hart 6, Ohman 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Majewski 1-0, Stanton 1-0, Wuertz 1-0, Eyre 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 3:04.
Att: 39,075.

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