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Wrigley magic bottled up
Reds 5, Cubs 2
Carlos Zambrano reacts after allowing two runs to the Reds in the first. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
 Jones' clutch single
The Cubs overcame a two-run deficit in the ninth in the opener, but couldn't rally against a three-run disadvantage in this one, falling to the Reds and slipping into a first-place tie with the Brewers. Jacque Jones hit a two-run single and sparkled in center, but Carlos Zambrano toiled through 5 1/3.
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Series at a glance:
CIN
Cincinnati (69-82)
Won 1
Cincinnati 5, Chi Cubs 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (79-73)
Lost 1
September 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0   5 10 1
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Standings thru 9/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Reds Stats  |  Cubs Stats
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hopper, CF5121010.333
Keppinger, SS4000011.338
Griffey, RF5010013.279
Phillips, 2B4221111.295
Dunn, LF1000300.266
  Ellison, LF0000000.212
Encarnacion, 3B4132002.293
Votto, 1B4010006.405
Valentin, C3111110.273
Harang, P2000000.101
  a-Cantu, PH1000003.253
  Burton, P0000000.000
  Weathers, P0000000.000
Totals3351055516 

a-Grounded out for Harang in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Valentin (18, Zambrano).
HR: Encarnacion (14, 6th inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Hopper 2; Griffey; Phillips 2; Encarnacion 6; Votto; Valentin 2.
RBI: Phillips (91), Encarnacion 2 (72), Hopper (12), Valentin (32).
2-out RBI: Encarnacion; Valentin.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Votto 3; Griffey; Cantu 2; Phillips.
S: Harang.
GIDP: Encarnacion.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Phillips (32, 2nd base off Ohman/Kendall).
PO: Votto (1st base by Marmol).

FIELDING
E: Phillips (8, fielding).
DP: (Phillips-Keppinger-Votto).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4010001.291
Theriot, SS4010011.266
Lee, 1B4000001.310
Ramirez, 3B4110010.316
Murton, RF4110020.272
DeRosa, 2B3020100.294
Jones, CF4012012.274
Kendall, C3000113.247
Zambrano, P2000011.253
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  a-Floyd, PH1000001.287
  Ohman, P0000000.000
  Wood, P0000000.000
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  b-Ward, PH1000011.327
Totals342722811 

a-Grounded into a double play for Marmol in the 7th. b-Struck out for Wuertz in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Soriano; Theriot; Ramirez; Murton; DeRosa 2; Jones.
RBI: Jones 2 (59).
2-out RBI: Jones 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kendall; Lee; Ward.
GIDP: Floyd.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Theriot (27, 2nd base off Harang/Valentin).

FIELDING
PB: Kendall (12).
Outfield assists: Jones (Keppinger at 3rd base).
DP: (Theriot-DeRosa-Lee).
Pickoffs: Marmol (Votto at 1st base).

 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harang (W, 16-4)7.06222603.61
Burton (H, 10)1.00000102.41
Weathers (S, 31)1.01000103.79
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (L, 16-13)5.17443114.20
Marmol 1.20000101.25
Ohman 0.11111005.09
Wood 0.21001004.42
Wuertz 1.01000303.69

IBB: Dunn (by Zambrano).
HBP: Keppinger (by Zambrano).
Pitches-strikes: Harang 107-70, Burton 16-11, Weathers 12-8, Zambrano 100-57, Marmol 16-10, Ohman 12-7, Wood 16-10, Wuertz 17-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Harang 6-9, Burton 0-2, Weathers 2-0, Zambrano 8-6, Marmol 1-2, Ohman 1-0, Wood 1-1, Wuertz 0-0.
Batters faced: Harang 29, Burton 3, Weathers 4, Zambrano 25, Marmol 4, Ohman 3, Wood 4, Wuertz 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Marmol 1-0, Wood 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 84 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 40,801.

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