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Rally falls short
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Cubs 5, Cardinals 4
Joel Pineiro gave up five runs -- three earned -- in six innings. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
After the Cubs built a five-run lead against Joel Pineiro, the Cardinals answered with a four-run rally in the sixth, highlighted by Troy Glaus' three-run homer. St. Louis' bats were stifled for the final three frames, however, and Chicago won, clinching the National League Central.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (80-74)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 5, St. Louis 4   CHC
Chi Cubs (93-60)
Won 1
September 20, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0   4 6 2
Chi Cubs
0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 X   5 6 0
Standings thru 9/20/08  |  Recap: STL | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Cubs stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Izturis, C, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .249
Ludwick, CF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .294
Pujols, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .351
Lopez, F, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .265
Glaus, 3B 3 1 1 3 1 1 0 .267
  1-Ryan, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
Kennedy, A, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .269
Barton, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .284
  Schumaker, CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .301
Pineiro, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .102
  a-Phelps, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .280
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Miles, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .312
LaRue, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .231
Totals 32 4 6 4 3 6 9  

a-Struck out for Pineiro in the 7th. b-Flied out for Franklin in the 9th.
1-Ran for Glaus in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ludwick (38, Lilly).
HR: Glaus (25, 6th inning off Lilly, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Barton; Ludwick 2; Izturis, C 2; Glaus 4; Lopez, F.
RBI: Lopez, F (39), Glaus 3 (93).
2-out RBI: Lopez, F; Glaus 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez, F.
GIDP: Ludwick.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Izturis, C (20, 3rd base off Lilly/Soto, G), Pujols (7, 2nd base off Lilly/Soto, G).

FIELDING
E: Barton (2, fielding), Glaus (7, fielding).
DP: (Lopez, F-Izturis, C-Pujols).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 .289
Theriot, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .298
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .293
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .286
Edmonds, CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .236
Soto, G, C 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .286
DeRosa, 2B 3 2 1 1 0 0 3 .281
Fukudome, RF 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 .258
Lilly, P 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 .169
  a-Fontenot, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wood, K, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 5 6 4 2 6 12  

a-Grounded out for Lilly in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Lee, D (39, Pineiro), Edmonds (19, Pineiro), DeRosa (28, Pineiro).
TB: Ramirez, Ar; DeRosa 2; Soto, G; Lee, D 2; Soriano, A; Edmonds 2.
RBI: Soriano, A 2 (74), DeRosa (84), Lilly (5).
2-out RBI: Soriano, A 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Ar; Theriot.
SAC: Lilly.
GIDP: Edmonds.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Soto, G (1, 2nd base by Pineiro/LaRue).

FIELDING
DP: (Theriot-DeRosa-Lee, D).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pineiro (L, 6-7) 6.0 6 5 3 2 3 0 5.21
Franklin 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.50
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lilly (W, 16-9) 7.0 6 4 4 2 5 1 4.17
Marmol (H, 29) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.64
Wood, K (S, 32) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.38

Pitches-strikes: Pineiro 87-52, Franklin 19-15, Lilly 99-64, Marmol 12-7, Wood, K 15-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pineiro 9-6, Franklin 2-1, Lilly 7-4, Marmol 1-1, Wood, K 1-1.
Batters faced: Pineiro 26, Franklin 6, Lilly 28, Marmol 3, Wood, K 4.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 75 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:21.
Att: 41,597.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
September 20, 2008
September 20, 2008

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