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Pair of three-run blasts lift Cubs in opener

Alfonso Soriano and Blake DeWitt hit three-run homers off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey as the Cubs took the weekend opener despite David Wright's three hits and three RBIs in a losing cause for the Mets.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pagan, CF-RF5230002.297
Duda, LF4111113.083
Carter, C, RF2000102.258
a-Beltran, PH-CF2000001.211
Wright, D, 3B5233010.295
Davis, I, 1B3010212.248
Arias, Joa, 2B4001115.267
Thole, C4000115.288
Tejada, R, SS3010010.181
b-Hessman, PH1000001.139
Acosta, M, P0000000.000
Igarashi, P0000000.000
Feliciano, P, P0000000.000
Dickey, P3000012.195
Hernandez, L, SS1111000.308
Totals3761066723.247
a-Flied out for Carter, C in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Tejada, R in the 7th.
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Fukudome, RF4000021.277
Castro, S, SS4120000.319
Byrd, CF4120001.303
Ramirez, Ar, 3B3100103.239
Nady, 1B4231010.262
Soto, G, C4000015.282
Soriano, A, LF4123002.262
Marmol, P0000000.000
DeWitt, 2B4123011.272
Wells, P1000000.163
Russell, P1000000.000
Cashner, P0000000.000
Marshall, S, P0000000.000
Colvin, LF0000000.255
Totals3371171513.263
BATTING
2B: Wright, D (33, Wells), Duda (1, Wells).
HR: Wright, D (23, 7th inning off Cashner, 0 on, 0 out), Hernandez, L (1, 8th inning off Marshall, S, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Davis, I; Wright, D 7; Hernandez, L 4; Duda 2; Tejada, R; Pagan 3.
RBI: Wright, D 3 (90), Arias, Joa (11), Duda (1), Hernandez, L (3).
2-out RBI: Duda.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Duda; Thole; Beltran; Hessman.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Duda (Nady at 1st base).
DP: (Duda-Davis, I).

BATTING
2B: Soriano, A (35, Igarashi).
HR: Soriano, A (22, 4th inning off Dickey, 2 on, 2 out), DeWitt (5, 6th inning off Dickey, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: DeWitt 5; Castro, S 2; Soriano, A 6; Byrd 2; Nady 3.
RBI: Nady (28), Soriano, A 3 (72), DeWitt 3 (46).
2-out RBI: Soriano, A 3; DeWitt 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fukudome; DeWitt.
SAC: Wells.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 4.

NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dickey(L, 9-6)6.08771322.91
Acosta, M1.22000103.41
Igarashi0.01000006.93
Feliciano, P0.10000103.08
Totals8.011771523.70
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wells5.28444404.56
Russell(W, 1-1)0.10000004.50
Cashner(H, 10)1.01111115.88
Marshall, S(H, 18)1.01110112.90
Marmol(S, 26)1.00001103.08
Totals9.010666724.38
Igarashi pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Game Scores: Dickey , Wells .
Pitches-strikes: Dickey 81-54, Acosta, M 27-18, Igarashi 5-3, Feliciano, P 3-3, Wells 103-60, Russell 7-4, Cashner 22-13, Marshall, S 10-9, Marmol 20-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dickey 7-6, Acosta, M 1-1, Igarashi 0-0, Feliciano, P 0-0, Wells 7-4, Russell 0-1, Cashner 2-0, Marshall, S 1-1, Marmol 0-2.
Batters faced: Dickey 27, Acosta, M 6, Igarashi 1, Feliciano, P 1, Wells 29, Russell 1, Cashner 5, Marshall, S 4, Marmol 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Feliciano, P 1-0, Russell 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Todd Tichenor. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 66 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 31,424.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
September 3, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media