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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 28, 2007
Cubs break out the bubbly
Big Z brings Cubs a crown
Alfonso Soriano hit a leadoff homer and Derrek Lee added another shot while Carlos Zambrano threw seven shutout innings. The Cubs clinched the Central following the Brewers' loss.
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 Pinella's postgame comments
 Zambrano's postgame comments
 Soriano's homer
 Lee's two-run homer
Cubs 6, Reds 0
Alfonso Soriano (left) and Carlos Zambrano celebrate after the Cubs clinched the division. (Al Behrman/AP)
Series at a glance:
Reds can't ruin the party
Cincinnati couldn't spoil Chicago's run at the postseason, as they allowed the Cubs to win the National League Central. Bronson Arroyo allowed a pair of home runs and the Reds' bats were held silent by Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano, as Cincy dropped the series opener to the Chicago.
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CHC
Chi Cubs (84-76)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 6, Cincinnati 0   CIN
Cincinnati (71-89)
Lost 6
September 28, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0   6 10 0
Cincinnati
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 8 1
Standings thru 9/28/07  |  Recap: CIN  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Reds Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF5221021.295
Kendall, C5000021.241
Lee, 1B4112010.317
Floyd, RF2000100.285
  Pie, CF0000000.211
Ramirez, 3B4110002.312
DeRosa, 2B4220000.294
Jones, CF-RF4032000.282
Theriot, SS3011001.269
Zambrano, P3000011.247
  Howry, P0000000.000
  a-Fontenot, PH1000000.283
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals356106166 

a-Flied out for Howry in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano (41, Arroyo), Jones (32, Salmon).
HR: Soriano (32, 1st inning off Arroyo, 0 on, 0 out), Lee (22, 5th inning off Arroyo, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Soriano 6; Lee 4; Ramirez; DeRosa 2; Jones 4; Theriot.
RBI: Soriano (67), Theriot (45), Lee 2 (82), Jones 2 (65).
2-out RBI: Lee 2; Jones 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano.
SF: Theriot.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Soriano (Votto at home).
DP: (Theriot-DeRosa-Lee).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hopper, CF4000011.330
Keppinger, SS4030000.340
Votto, 1B4010003.329
Phillips, 2B4010003.289
Encarnacion, 3B4010021.291
Valentin, C3010102.276
Coats, LF4000012.231
Ellison, RF3000011.230
Arroyo, P2010000.143
  Coffey, P0000000.000
  a-Bellhorn, PH1000001.083
  Stanton, P0000000.000
  Salmon, P0000000.000
  McBeth, P0000000.000
Totals330801514 

a-Grounded out for Coffey in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Keppinger 3; Votto; Phillips; Encarnacion; Valentin; Arroyo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Valentin; Encarnacion.
GIDP: Coats.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Hopper (1, throw).
PB: Valentin (8).
Outfield assists: Coats (Jones at home).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (W, 18-13)7.06001403.95
Howry 1.01000103.36
Dempster 1.01000004.25
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Arroyo (L, 9-15)6.06431124.23
Coffey 1.00000305.94
Stanton 0.20000106.04
Salmon 0.14220004.13
McBeth 1.00000105.95

HBP: Floyd (by Arroyo).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 110-70, Howry 11-9, Dempster 13-9, Arroyo 95-61, Coffey 17-13, Stanton 13-9, Salmon 6-5, McBeth 19-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zambrano 11-5, Howry 0-2, Dempster 3-0, Arroyo 6-11, Coffey 0-0, Stanton 0-1, Salmon 0-0, McBeth 0-2.
Batters faced: Zambrano 27, Howry 4, Dempster 3, Arroyo 26, Coffey 3, Stanton 2, Salmon 4, McBeth 3.
Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:42.
Att: 32,193.

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