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DeRosa caps huge night with walk-off single in Cubs' win

Sep 18, 2007 - 5:26 AM CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Mark DeRosa went 5-for-5, including a walk-off single in the ninth inning, as the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.

Aramis Ramirez tied the game with a two-run triple off closer David Weathers as Chicago (79-72) maintained its one-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers (77-72) in the National League Central.

Chicago trailed, 6-4, entering the final frame, but Ryan Theriot drew a leadoff walk and Derrek Lee singled to right-center field to bring up Ramirez, who laced a shot to center that escaped a diving Norris Hopper and rolled all the way to the wall.

"Hopper is a good fielder and got close to catching the ball," Ramirez said. "We didn't play the way we wanted to, but we ended up with the win. That is what counts."

Daryle Ward then drew an intentional walk.

Cincinnati manager Pete Mackanin elected to bring Hopper in as a sixth infielder, but DeRosa hit a comebacker off Weathers (2-6) which allowed pinch runner Sam Fuld to score the winning run.

"In that situation I was trying to hit a fly ball," DeRosa said. "I was lucky that I got some wood on it and it got past Weathers. This is a huge win for us."

"I did what I wanted to against DeRosa, but I have to make the play," Weathers said. "It was a bad outing and I feel sorry for Bronson (Arroyo), he deserved to win the game. When you get to that point of the game with a two-run lead you have to seal the deal."

Will Ohman (2-4) threw a scoreless inning to pick up the win.

"This kind of a win is our M-O," Ohman said. "We are not going to lay down and die. We know what is at stake with 11 games to go, if we were willing to pack it in on this game then we didn't deserve to win."

DeRosa's key hit spoiled a great effort by Jeff Keppinger, who had three hits and drove in a pair of runs for Cincinnati, finishing a homer shy of the cycle.

"I am not happy about the loss but there were some positives," Mackanin said. "Keppinger continues to get the job done."

He helped Cincinnati take a 5-4 lead in the sixth with an RBI double off Cubs starter Rich Hill. Ken Griffey Jr. followed with a single to right for a 6-4 lead.

Hill allowed four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts and one walk.

"Hill threw a lot of pitches the last time out," Cubs manager Lou Piniella said. "I wasn't shocked that he faded in the middle innings."

The Cubs took a 3-1 lead as Cliff Floyd hit a two-run homer off Arroyo and DeRosa followed with a solo shot.

Arroyo allowed four runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings with six strikeouts and two walks.

The Reds protested the game because Piniella failed to tell home plate umpire Rick Reed of a double switch, before going to first base to argue a call in the fifth inning. Mackanin claimed Piniella had to notify the umpire first before going to the mound.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CINCINNATI 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 6 13 0
    CHICAGO CUBS 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 7 14 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CIN - BRONSON ARROYO, GARY MAJEWSKI (6TH), MIKE STANTON (7TH), JARED
    BURTON (8TH), DAVID WEATHERS (9TH) AND DAVID ROSS
    CHN - RICH HILL, MIKE WUERTZ (5TH), SCOTT EYR

    Sep 17 11:12 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK DEROSA SCORED SAM FULD.
    FINAL SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 7, CINCINNATI 6

    Reds vs. CubsSep 17 11:12 PM
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    RUWTbot Took away 25 roots (Close Finish)

    Reds vs. CubsSep 17 11:12 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY ARAMIS RAMIREZ SCORED RYAN THERIOT AND DERREK
    LEE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A RAMIREZ ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 6
    CHICAGO CUBS 6 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: C MONROE (.235, 0-FOR-1)

    Reds vs. CubsSep 17 11:08 PM
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    Reds vs. CubsSep 17 11:08 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEN GRIFFEY JR SCORED JEFF KEPPINGER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K GRIFFEY JR ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 6
    CHICAGO CUBS 4 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B PHILLIPS (.293, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Reds vs. CubsSep 17 10:04 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JEFF KEPPINGER SCORED NORRIS HOPPER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J KEPPINGER ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 5
    CHICAGO CUBS 4 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: K GRIFFEY JR (.279, 0-FOR-3)

    Reds vs. CubsSep 17 9:59 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JACQUE JONES SCORED DERREK LEE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J JONES ON FIRST, M DEROSA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 4
    CHICAGO CUBS 4 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: J KENDALL (.291, 2-FOR-2)

    Reds vs. CubsSep 17 9:48 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY ADAM DUNN SCORED JEFF KEPPINGER.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A DUNN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 4
    CHICAGO CUBS 3 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: E ENCARNACION (.286, 0-FOR-1, HBP)

    Reds vs. CubsSep 17 9:30 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRANDON PHILLIPS SCORED NORRIS HOPPER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B PHILLIPS ON FIRST, J KEPPINGER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 3
    CHICAGO CUBS 3 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: A DUNN (.268, 0-FOR-2)

    Reds vs. CubsSep 17 9:29 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JEFF KEPPINGER SCORED BRONSON ARROYO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J KEPPINGER ON FIRST, N HOPPER ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 2
    CHICAGO CUBS 3 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: K GRIFFEY JR (.279, 0-FOR-2)

    Reds vs. CubsSep 17 9:23 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MARK DEROSA (10) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    3RD OFF BRONSON ARROYO.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 1, CHICAGO CUBS 3
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: J JONES (.273, 0-FOR-1)

    Reds vs. CubsSep 17 8:58 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CLIFF FLOYD (9) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF BRONSON ARROYO SCORED ARAMIS RAMIREZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 1, CHICAGO CUBS 2
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: M DEROSA (.286, 1-FOR-1)

    Reds vs. CubsSep 17 8:56 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY NORRIS HOPPER SCORED DAVID ROSS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 1
    CHICAGO CUBS 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J KEPPINGER (.340, 1-FOR-1)

    Reds vs. CubsSep 17 8:44 PM