Chi Cubs 6, St. Louis 5
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(58-44)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 6 1
Chi Cubs 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 X 6 11 1
WP: C. Marmol (4-4) S: R. Dempster (19)
LP: J. Marquis (12-8)
(41-61)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein grounded into fielder's choice, G. Bennett out at third, J. Marquis to second, J. Marquis scored, D. Eckstein to second on third baseman A. Ramirez's throwing error
- A. Pujols doubled to deep right center, D. Eckstein scored
Top 4th: St. Louis
- H. Luna singled to left, J. Encarnacion scored, H. Luna out at second
Bot 4th: Chi Cubs
- A. Ramirez tripled to deep right, T. Walker scored
- J. Mabry homered to deep left center, A. Ramirez scored
- J. Pierre tripled to deep right, R. Cedeno, A. Pagan and C. Marmol scored
Top 7th: St. Louis
- J. Encarnacion doubled to deep left, C. Duncan and D. Eckstein scored, S. Rolen to third
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Eckstein ss 5 2 1 0 0 0 2 .299
C. Duncan lf 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .291
    B. Looper p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
    A. Miles ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
A. Pujols 1b 5 0 1 1 0 2 3 .320
S. Rolen 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .316
J. Encarnacion rf 2 1 1 2 2 1 0 .291
J. Edmonds cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .264
H. Luna 2b 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 .295
G. Bennett c 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .208
    S. Spiezio ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .272
    Y. Molina c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219
J. Marquis p 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .179
    J. Kinney p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Rodriguez ph-lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .305
 Totals 31 5 6 4 7 9 14  
 Batting
2B - J Edmonds (15, C Marmol); A Pujols (17, C Marmol); J Encarnacion (18, R Novoa).
RBI - A Pujols (87), H Luna (21), J Encarnacion 2 (57).
2-out RBI - A Pujols, J Encarnacion 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Edmonds 2, S Rolen 1, H Luna 1.
GIDP - G Bennett.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - J Encarnacion (4, 2nd base off C Marmol/M Barrett).
 
 Fielding
E - S Rolen (9, throw).
PB - G Bennett.
DP - 2 (J Marquis-D Eckstein-A Pujols, A Pujols-Y Molina-A Pujols).
 Chi Cubs
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Pierre cf 4 0 2 3 1 0 1 .281
T. Walker 2b 4 1 1 0 1 0 4 .278
    R. Dempster p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Barrett c 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .327
A. Ramirez 3b 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 .269
J. Jones rf 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .291
J. Mabry 1b 3 1 1 2 0 1 1 .217
    R. Novoa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
    S. Eyre p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Murton ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .284
    B. Howry p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
    N. Perez 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
A. Pagan lf 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 .262
R. Cedeno ss 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .246
C. Marmol p 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 .143
    P. Nevin 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .244
 Totals 34 6 11 6 2 4 18  
 Batting
2B - J Pierre (22, J Marquis); T Walker (16, J Marquis).
3B - A Ramirez (3, J Marquis); J Pierre (8, J Marquis).
HR - J Mabry (3, 4th inning off J Marquis 1 on, 2 Out).
S - R Cedeno.
RBI - A Ramirez (67), J Mabry 2 (10), J Pierre 3 (23).
2-out RBI - J Mabry 2, J Pierre 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Barrett 1, A Ramirez 1, J Pierre 1, M Murton 1.
GIDP - A Pagan, T Walker.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - A Pagan (1, 2nd base off J Kinney/G Bennett).
 
 Fielding
E - A Ramirez (7, throw).
Outfield assists - A Pagan (H Luna at 2nd base).
DP - 1 (R Cedeno-T Walker-P Nevin).
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Marquis (L, 12-8) 3.2 8 6 3 1 1 1 5.67
J. Kinney 2.1 1 0 0 0 3 0 5.40
B. Looper 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3.69
 Chi Cubs
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C. Marmol (W, 4-4) 5.1 3 3 2 7 5 0 4.39
R. Novoa (H, 3) 1.1 3 2 2 0 2 0 5.25
S. Eyre (H, 14) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.11
B. Howry (H, 16) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.42
R. Dempster (S, 19) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.18
HBP - S Rolen (by R Novoa); A Ramirez (by B Looper).
Pitches-strikes - J Marquis 56-37; J Kinney 31-19; B Looper 30-18; C Marmol 111-57; R Novoa 27-18; S Eyre 5-3; B Howry 12-7; R Dempster 9-7.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Marquis 7-3; J Kinney 1-3; B Looper 6-1; C Marmol 4-6; R Novoa 2-0; S Eyre 0-0; B Howry 0-2; R Dempster 3-0.
Batters faced - J Marquis 20; J Kinney 8; B Looper 10; C Marmol 25; R Novoa 7; S Eyre 1; B Howry 3; R Dempster 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Ed Montague. 1B--Mark Wegner. 2B--Marvin Hudson. 3B--Jerry Layne.
Ejections: CHICAGO CUBS' Baker by Montague (8th).
Time: 3:01.
Attendance: 40,420.
Weather: 88 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, in from right.
Game Notes
CHICAGO'S JUAN PIERRE EXTENED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 10 GAMES WITH A DOUBLE IN THE FIRST INNING.
CHICAGO MANAGER DUSTY BAKER WAS EJECTED BY HOME PLATE UMPIRE ED MONTAGUE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH INNING FOR ARGUING BALLS AND STRIKES.

Updated on Friday, Jul 28, 2006 5:35 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 St. Louis
J. Encarnacion J. Encarnacion
1-2
2 RBI
 Chi Cubs
J. Pierre J. Pierre
2-4
3 RBI