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Soriano, Cubs continue long homestand vs. Padres

May 13, 2008 - 1:48 PM San Diego (14-25) at Chicago Cubs (23-15) 8:05 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) - Alfonso Soriano and the Chicago Cubs aim for a fifth straight win on Tuesday as they continue a four-game series with the San Diego Padres.

Carlos Zambrano threw seven strong innings and Soriano blasted a two-run home run during a six-run fifth as the Cubs rolled to a 12-3 victory Monday.

Chicago, which swept Arizona over the weekend, has won the first four games of a 10-game homestand. Soriano has been key during the streak, hitting .500 (7-for-14) with a home run, two doubles and four RBI.

"I feel very comfortable at home plate. I'm swinging at strikes and being more patient at home plate," said Soriano, who raised his average from .188 (16-for-85) to .232 (23-for-99) in that span.

Soriano will try and continue his offensive breakout against Shawn Estes, who is making his first start in over two years. Estes, who missed the 2007 season following reconstructive elbow surgery, was called up from Class AAA Portland on Thursday.

The lefthander last started on April 5, 2006 for San Diego.

The Cubs will counter with Jason Marquis (1-2, 5.08 ERA), allowed five runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings of a 5-3 loss to St. Louis on Sunday.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 1
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SDG - SHAWN ESTES, CLA MEREDITH (6TH), HEATH BELL (8TH), TREVOR
    HOFFMAN (9TH) AND LUKE CARLIN
    CHN - JASON MARQUIS, SCOTT EYRE (6TH), MICHAEL WUERTZ
    (7TH) AND GEOVA

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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JODY GERUT SCORED SHAWN ESTES.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, J GERUT ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    CHICAGO CUBS 3 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: T IGUCHI (.260, 0-FOR-2)

    Padres 4, Cubs 3  Top 4, 0 OutsMay 13 8:59 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY KHALIL GREENE (3) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF JASON MARQUIS SCORED ADRIAN GONZALEZ AND SCOTT
    HAIRSTON.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3, CHICAGO CUBS 3
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: E GONZALEZ (.333, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres 3, Cubs 3  Top 4, 0 OutsMay 13 8:53 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY REED JOHNSON SCORED GEOVANY SOTO AND MARK DEROSA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R JOHNSON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    CHICAGO CUBS 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: J MARQUIS (.143, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Padres 0, Cubs 3  Bot 2, 0 OutsMay 13 8:35 PM


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    AT CHICAGO CUBS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ALFONSO SORIANO (5) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 1ST OFF SHAWN ESTES.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0, CHICAGO CUBS 1
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: R THERIOT (.333, 1 HR, 10 RBI)

    Padres 0, Cubs 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 13 8:14 PM
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