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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 19, 2007
Clutch Cubs stand alone
Griffey injured in defeat
Ken Griffey Jr. suffered a pulled lower abdominal muscle fielding a hit and limped off the field in the eighth, the same inning in which the Cubs nosed ahead to win the series. Adam Dunn became the first Reds player with at least 40 homers in four straight years, and Edwin Encarnacion also went yard.
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 Dunn's shot onto the street
 Encarnacion goes yard
Cubs 3, Reds 2
Alfonso Soriano topped Rick Monday's 1976 mark with his ninth leadoff homer. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Series at a glance:
Cubs back in the saddle
Matt Murton's fielder's-choice knock in the eighth, scoring Ryan Theriot, lifted the Cubs to a series win and sole possession of first place in the National League Central. Alfonso Soriano set a club record with his ninth leadoff homer and threw out a big run at the plate, while Geovany Soto also went yard to aid a strong Ted Lilly.
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 Murton's go-ahead RBI
 Soriano's clutch assist
 Soto's solo homer
 Soriano's leadoff homer
Cincinnati (69-83)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 3, Cincinnati 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (80-73)
Won 1
September 19, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 1
Chi Cubs
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 X   3 9 2
Standings thru 9/19/07  |  Gameday  |  Reds Stats  |  Cubs Stats
Hopper, CF4020010.336
Keppinger, SS3010001.338
Griffey, RF4000034.277
  Coats, RF0000000.111
Phillips, 2B4010001.294
Dunn, LF3111110.267
Encarnacion, 3B4111011.293
Votto, 1B4000010.366
Ross, C3000012.199
Shearn, P2000010.000
  a-Gonzalez, PH1000012.272
  Guardado, P0000000.000
  Majewski, P0000000.000
  Stanton, P0000000.000
  Coffey, P0000000.000

a-Struck out for Shearn in the 7th.

2B: Hopper (13, Lilly).
HR: Encarnacion (15, 2nd inning off Lilly, 0 on, 1 out), Dunn (40, 4th inning off Lilly, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Hopper 3; Keppinger; Phillips; Dunn 4; Encarnacion 4.
RBI: Encarnacion (73), Dunn (106).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Phillips; Griffey; Gonzalez.
S: Keppinger.
GIDP: Griffey.
Team LOB: 5.

SB: Hopper (13, 3rd base off Lilly/Soto).

E: Griffey (8, fielding).
Outfield assists: Dunn (Lee at 2nd base).
DP: 3 (Phillips-Keppinger-Votto, Keppinger-Phillips-Votto 2).

Soriano, LF4121010.292
Theriot, SS4120001.268
Lee, 1B3010101.310
Floyd, RF3000012.284
  b-Murton, PH1001001.271
  1-Pie, PR-CF0000000.214
Ramirez, 3B4000002.313
DeRosa, 2B2020100.297
Jones, CF-RF3010002.274
Soto, C3111013.387
Lilly, P2000012.139
  a-Monroe, PH1000011.222
  Howry, P0000000.000

a-Struck out for Lilly in the 7th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Floyd in the 8th.
1-Ran for Murton in the 8th.

2B: Jones (30, Shearn).
HR: Soriano (28, 1st inning off Shearn, 0 on, 0 out), Soto (2, 5th inning off Shearn, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Soriano 5; Theriot 2; Lee; DeRosa 2; Jones 2; Soto 4.
RBI: Soriano (59), Soto (4), Murton (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lilly 2; Ramirez.
GIDP: Jones; Theriot; Ramirez.
Team LOB: 5.

SB: Pie (7, 2nd base off Coffey/Ross).

E: Lee (7, fielding), DeRosa (10, fielding).
Outfield assists: Soriano (Hopper at home).
DP: (DeRosa-Theriot-Lee).

Shearn 6.06222323.94
Guardado 1.01000109.28
Majewski (L, 0-3)0.12100107.97
Stanton 0.10000005.73
Coffey 0.10000006.36
Lilly 7.05221823.78
Howry (W, 6-7)2.01000203.38

Pitches-strikes: Shearn 82-48, Guardado 12-8, Majewski 11-7, Stanton 1-1, Coffey 5-3, Lilly 99-73, Howry 28-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Shearn 9-6, Guardado 0-2, Majewski 0-0, Stanton 1-0, Coffey 1-0, Lilly 7-6, Howry 2-1.
Batters faced: Shearn 23, Guardado 4, Majewski 3, Stanton 1, Coffey 1, Lilly 27, Howry 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Stanton 2-1, Coffey 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Rick Reed. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 74 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:31.
Att: 40,805.

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