Cincinnati 9, Chi Cubs 7
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chi Cubs 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 7 11 2
Cincinnati 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 1 X 9 11 2
WP: T. Van Poppel (3-1) S: C. Reitsma (12)
LP: C. Zambrano (13-11)
 Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Chi Cubs
-K. Lofton homered to deep right
-S. Sosa homered to deep center, M. Grudzielanek scored
Bot 3rd: Cincinnati
-R. Olmedo singled to left, J. LaRue scored
Bot 4th: Cincinnati
-D. Stenson singled to center, R. Branyan scored, D. Stenson to second
Top 5th: Chi Cubs
-M. Grudzielanek doubled to deep right, K. Lofton scored
Bot 6th: Cincinnati
-S. Smitherman singled to left, W. Pena scored, D. Stenson to third, J. LaRue to second
-R. Freel hit sacrifice fly to left, D. Stenson scored
-D. Jimenez hit sacrifice fly to right, S. Smitherman scored, R. Olmedo to third
-S. Casey homered to deep center, R. Olmedo scored
Top 7th: Chi Cubs
-K. Lofton grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, R. Martinez scored, D. Miller to third, R. Simon out at second
Top 8th: Chi Cubs
-S. Sosa homered to deep right
Bot 8th: Cincinnati
-S. Casey singled to right, R. Freel scored
Top 9th: Chi Cubs
-R. Simon homered to deep right
 Chi Cubs
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
K. Lofton cf 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 .296
M. Grudzielanek 2b 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 .315
S. Sosa rf 5 2 2 3 0 0 2 .280
M. Alou lf 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .281
A. Ramirez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .273
E. Karros 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284
   M. Guthrie p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   A. Alfonseca p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   T. O'Leary ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213
   P. Bako c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228
R. Martinez ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .288
D. Miller c 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .232
   T. Goodwin ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .293
   M. Remlinger p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Zambrano p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
   D. Veres p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   R. Simon 1b 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 .274
 Totals 39 7 11 6 1 6 10  
 Batting
2B - M Grudzielanek (38, T Van Poppel).
HR - K Lofton (12, 3rd inning off T Van Poppel 0 on, 2 Out), S Sosa 2 (39, 3rd inning off T Van Poppel 1 on, 2 Out, 8th inning off J Riedling 0 on, 0 Out), R Simon (16, 9th inning off C Reitsma 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - K Lofton (46), S Sosa 3 (101), M Grudzielanek (36), R Simon (71).
2-out RBI - K Lofton, S Sosa 2, M Grudzielanek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Goodwin 1, S Sosa 1, M Grudzielanek 1.
GIDP - K Lofton.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
E - K Lofton (3, throw); A Ramirez (32, throw).
 Cincinnati
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
R. Freel cf 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 .296
R. Olmedo ss 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 .248
D. Jimenez 2b 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .293
S. Casey 1b 4 1 2 3 1 0 2 .290
R. Branyan 3b 4 1 1 0 0 3 2 .213
   J. Riedling p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
   R. Mateo ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .243
   C. Reitsma p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
W. Pena rf 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .219
D. Stenson lf 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .254
J. LaRue c 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 .231
T. Van Poppel p 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .111
   S. Smitherman ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .159
   P. Norton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   J. Castro 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253
 Totals 32 9 11 9 6 8 13  
 Batting
2B - R Branyan (11, C Zambrano); R Olmedo (6, M Guthrie).
HR - S Casey (13, 6th inning off M Guthrie 1 on, 2 Out).
S - T Van Poppel.
SF - D Jimenez , R Freel.
RBI - R Olmedo 2 (17), D Stenson (12), S Smitherman (6), R Freel (12), D Jimenez (31), S Casey 3 (78).
2-out RBI - R Olmedo, S Casey 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Van Poppel 1, J Castro 1, S Casey 1, R Branyan 1.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
CS - R Freel (4, 2nd base by C Zambrano/D Miller).
 
 Fielding
E - R Olmedo 2 (14, catch, ground ball).
DP - 1 (D Jimenez-R Olmedo-S Casey).
 Chi Cubs
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C. Zambrano (L, 13-11) 5.0 7 5 5 5 5 0 3.11
D. Veres 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.83
M. Guthrie 0.2 2 2 2 0 1 1 2.81
A. Alfonseca 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.65
M. Remlinger 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 3.67
 Cincinnati
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
T. Van Poppel (W, 3-1) 6.0 6 4 4 0 4 2 5.59
P. Norton 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.38
J. Riedling 1.1 2 1 1 0 2 1 5.05
C. Reitsma (S, 12) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.12
WP - C Zambrano, M Remlinger.
BALK - T Van Poppel.
Pitches-strikes - C Zambrano 96-59; D Veres 7-4; M Guthrie 9-7; A Alfonseca 13-9; M Remlinger 31-17; T Van Poppel 98-71; P Norton 14-9; J Riedling 28-20; C Reitsma 21-13.
Ground balls-fly balls - C Zambrano 7-2; D Veres 0-1; M Guthrie 0-1; A Alfonseca 1-1; M Remlinger 1-1; T Van Poppel 7-7; P Norton 2-0; J Riedling 2-1; C Reitsma 1-2.
Batters faced - C Zambrano 26; D Veres 2; M Guthrie 4; A Alfonseca 4; M Remlinger 5; T Van Poppel 24; P Norton 4; J Riedling 7; C Reitsma 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Angel Hernandez. 1B--Randy Marsh. 2B--Sam Holbrook. 3B--Paul Schrieber.
Time: 3:02.
Attendance: 36,963.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, out to center.
Game Notes
THE HOME RUN BY CHICAGO'S SAMMY SOSA IN THE THIRD INNING WAS THE 537TH OF HIS MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER, PASSING MICKEY MANTLE FOR SOLE POSSESSION OF TENTH PLACE ON THE ALL-TIME HOME RUN LIST.

Updated on Friday, Sep 26, 2003 3:46 am ET

 
 Top Performers
 Chi Cubs
S. Sosa S. Sosa
2-5, 2 HR
3 RBI
 Cincinnati
S. Casey S. Casey
2-4, 1 HR
3 RBI