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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 25, 2007
Willis has his way
Four-game streak snapped
Craig Monroe hit his first Cubs homer, but that didn't come until the eighth inning and accounted for all Chicago's scoring in its loss to Florida. Ted Lilly allowed four runs, all in the second, over five innings for the Cubs, who now lead the Brewers by two games with a magic number of four.
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 Monroe's first Cubs blast
Marlins 4, Cubs 2
Dontrelle Willis celebrates after setting the franchise strikeout record with No. 754.  (Denis Bancroft/Marlins)
Series at a glance:
Willis regains dominance
Dontrelle Willis nearly gave Florida its first complete game this season, allowing two hits -- one a late two-run homer -- through eight sensational innings to beat the first-place Cubs. The Marlins fueled his win with a four-run second, capped by Jeremy Hermida's two-run ground-rule double.
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 Hermida's two-run double
CHC
Chi Cubs (83-74)
Lost 1
Florida 4, Chi Cubs 2   FLA
Florida (67-90)
Won 1
September 25, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 3 0
Florida
0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   4 9 1
Standings thru 9/25/07  |  Recap: CHC|FLA  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Marlins Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4000031.294
DeRosa, 2B3000110.294
Lee, 1B4010011.318
Ramirez, 3B4000001.310
Murton, RF2000101.282
  c-Floyd, PH1000001.282
Soto, C2100101.378
Monroe, CF3112010.222
Theriot, SS3010000.273
Lilly, P1000011.137
  a-Cedeno, PH1000010.197
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  b-Kendall, PH1000000.246
  Hart, P0000000.000
Totals29232387 

a-Struck out for Lilly in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Wuertz in the 8th. c-Flied out for Murton in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Monroe (12, 8th inning off Willis, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Lee; Monroe 4; Theriot.
RBI: Monroe 2 (59).
GIDP: Lee; Soto.
Team LOB: 3.

 
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ramirez, SS4111000.333
Uggla, 2B3001000.248
Hermida, RF4032010.291
Cabrera, 3B3000112.320
Jacobs, 1B4000013.274
  Gardner, P0000000.000
  Tankersley, P0000000.000
Olivo, C4020021.237
Linden, LF4110032.241
Carroll, CF3110011.214
Willis, P3110000.274
  Wood, 1B0000000.250
Totals32494199 

BATTING
2B: Hermida 2 (30, Lilly, Lilly), Olivo 2 (20, Lilly, Hart).
TB: Ramirez; Hermida 5; Olivo 4; Linden; Carroll; Willis.
RBI: Ramirez (79), Uggla (86), Hermida 2 (59).
2-out RBI: Hermida 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jacobs; Cabrera; Carroll; Linden.
SF: Uggla.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Uggla (11, throw).
DP: 2 (Cabrera-Uggla-Jacobs, Uggla-Ramirez-Jacobs).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lilly (L, 15-8)5.08441503.86
Wuertz 2.00000303.53
Hart 1.01000100.84
 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Willis (W, 10-15)8.02223715.20
Gardner (H, 7)0.21000102.02
Tankersley (S, 1)0.10000004.08

IBB: Cabrera (by Lilly).
Pitches-strikes: Lilly 85-63, Wuertz 22-18, Hart 12-9, Willis 114-71, Gardner 16-10, Tankersley 5-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lilly 2-8, Wuertz 2-1, Hart 1-1, Willis 8-9, Gardner 0-1, Tankersley 0-1.
Batters faced: Lilly 24, Wuertz 6, Hart 4, Willis 28, Gardner 3, Tankersley 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Tankersley 1-0.
EjectionsChicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez ejected by HP umpire Andy Fletcher. (9th).
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:22.
Att: 16,044.

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