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First-place Cubs look to pad NL Central lead

Aug 2, 2007 - 2:10 PM Philadelphia (56-51) at Chicago Cubs (57-49) 2:20 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Chicago Cubs are in first place in the National League Central Division. They will look to stay there on Thursday when they host the Philadelphia Phillies in the finale of a four-game series.

The Cubs went 17-9 in the month of July - the best mark in the National League. On June 23, Chicago sat 8 1/2 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the division.

But after a 5-4 victory on Wednesday, the Cubs moved percentage points ahead of the Brewers (58-50).

The Cubs will send Sean Marshall (5-4, 3.10 ERA) to the mound on Thursday in search of a third straight win. Marshall has been strong in his past four starts, surrendering a total of six earned runs in 23 1/3 innings.

The Phillies will counter with the newest member of the team, righthander Kyle Lohse (6-12, 4.58). The 28-year-old was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds at the trade deadline in exchange for a minor league pitcher.

Lohse is 1-1 with a 3.63 ERA in three career starts against Chicago.






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    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 7:18 PM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 16 0
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 13 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PHI - KYLE LOHSE, J.D. DURBIN (2ND), GEOFF GEARY (5TH), J.C. ROMERO
    (6TH), TOM GORDON (8TH), BRETT MYERS (9TH) AND CHRIS COSTE
    CHN - SEAN MARSHALL, ROCKY CHERRY (3R

    Aug 2 5:54 PM
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    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 5:47 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JAYSON WERTH SCORED CHRIS COSTE AND CARLOS RUIZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J WERTH ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 10
    CHICAGO CUBS 6 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: T IGUCHI (.400, 0-FOR-2, 2 BB, SF, RBI)

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 5:44 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CARLOS RUIZ SCORED CHRIS ROBERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C RUIZ ON SECOND, C COSTE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 8
    CHICAGO CUBS 6 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J WERTH (.244, 2-FOR-5, 2 RBI)

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 5:43 PM
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    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 5:41 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN THERIOT SCORED ALFONSO SORIANO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R THERIOT ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 7
    CHICAGO CUBS 6 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: D LEE (.329, 2-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 5:40 PM
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    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 4:29 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT MURTON SCORED MIKE FONTENOT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M MURTON ON FIRST, K HILL ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 7
    CHICAGO CUBS 5 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: A SORIANO (.301, 2-FOR-3)

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 4:25 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DERREK LEE SCORED ALFONSO SORIANO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D LEE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 7
    CHICAGO CUBS 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: A RAMIREZ (.317, 0-FOR-1, HBP)

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 4:01 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JACQUE JONES SCORED CLIFF FLOYD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J JONES ON FIRST, M FONTENOT ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 7
    CHICAGO CUBS 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: K HILL (.160, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 3:42 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MIKE FONTENOT SCORED DERREK LEE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M FONTENOT ON SECOND, C FLOYD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 7
    CHICAGO CUBS 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: J JONES (.241, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 3:40 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JAYSON WERTH SCORED CHRIS COSTE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J WERTH ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 7
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: T IGUCHI (.421, 0-FOR-1, SF, RBI)

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 3:28 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS COSTE SCORED PAT BURRELL. ERROR BY RYAN
    THERIOT ALLOWED WES HELMS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C COSTE ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J DURBIN (.364, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 3:24 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY TADAHITO IGUCHI SCORED CHRIS COSTE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J WERTH ON FIRST, A EATON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J ROLLINS (.300, 1-FOR-1)

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 3:01 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JAYSON WERTH SCORED WES HELMS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J WERTH ON FIRST, A EATON ON SECOND, C COSTE
    ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 3
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: T IGUCHI (.421, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 3:00 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY PAT BURRELL (15) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF SEAN MARSHALL.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 2, CHICAGO CUBS 1
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: W HELMS (.251, 4 HR, 31 RBI)

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 2:52 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO MIKE FONTENOT SCORED DERREK LEE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M FONTENOT ON FIRST, C FLOYD ON SECOND, A
    RAMIREZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 1
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: J JONES (.242, 2 HR, 30 RBI)

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 2:47 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1 2 0
    CHICAGO CUBS 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PHI - KYLE LOHSE
    CHN - SEAN MARSHALL

    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: A SORIANO (.298, 18 HR, 42 RBI)
    R THERIOT (.283, 3 HR, 29 RBI)
    D LEE (.326, 11 HR, 56 RBI

    Phillies vs. CubsAug 2 2:31 PM
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