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Cubs 6, Brewers 4
Ted Lilly allowed three runs over six innings, earning a no-decision. (Darren Hauck/AP)
The Cubs extended their division lead over the second-place Brewers to two games with solid pitching and an opportunistic offense. Derrek Lee was in the middle of two big rallies -- the first on his seventh-inning RBI groundout and the other on his go-ahead RBI double in the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (62-44)
Won 2
Chi Cubs 6, Milwaukee 4   MIL
Milwaukee (60-46)
Lost 2
July 28, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2   6 11 0
Milwaukee
0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0   4 8 1
Standings thru 7/28/08  |  Recap: CHC | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Brewers stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4321112.285
Johnson, CF3000101.279
  c-Fontenot, PH-2B0100100.284
Lee, 1B5033001.299
Ramirez, A, 3B4000103.270
Soto, C4010123.273
DeRosa, RF-2B-RF4021102.274
Theriot, SS5010006.316
Cedeno, 2B3110001.278
  Howry, P0000000.000
  b-Ward, PH1000001.250
  Gaudin, P0000000.000
  Marmol, P0000000.000
Lilly, P2000010.195
  a-Fukudome, PH-RF-CF2110010.279
Totals3761156520 

a-Singled for Lilly in the 7th. b-Popped out for Howry in the 8th. c-Walked for Johnson in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano (14, Sabathia), Lee (29, Torres).
HR: Soriano (17, 3rd inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Soriano 6; Lee 4; Soto; DeRosa 2; Theriot; Cedeno; Fukudome.
RBI: Lee 3 (66), Soriano (45), DeRosa (52).
2-out RBI: DeRosa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeRosa; Theriot 3; Ramirez, A.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Fukudome (9, 2nd base off Sabathia/Kendall), Cedeno (4, 3rd base off Sabathia/Kendall), Soriano (8, 3rd base off Sabathia/Kendall).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Soriano (Hart, C at 3rd base).
Pickoffs: Lilly (Hall at 1st base).

 
MilwaukeeABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Weeks, 2B4000021.224
Hardy, SS4111011.297
Braun, LF3111111.303
Fielder, 1B3120110.275
Hart, C, RF4011023.286
  Torres, P0000000.000
Hall, 3B4010010.230
Cameron, CF4000020.224
Kendall, C3000100.251
Sabathia, P2010010.222
  Riske, P0000000.000
  a-Branyan, PH1111000.256
  Gagne, P0000000.000
  Kapler, RF1000001.292
Totals334843117 

a-Homered for Riske in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Hart, C (32, Lilly).
HR: Hardy (15, 6th inning off Lilly, 0 on, 1 out), Braun (29, 6th inning off Lilly, 0 on, 1 out), Branyan (12, 7th inning off Howry, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hardy 4; Braun 4; Fielder 2; Hart, C 2; Hall; Sabathia; Branyan 4.
RBI: Hardy (48), Braun (81), Hart, C (61), Branyan (20).
2-out RBI: Branyan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hart, C; Braun.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Weeks (15, 2nd base off Lilly/Soto).
CS: Hall (6, 2nd base by Lilly/Soto).
PO: Hall (1st base by Lilly).

FIELDING
E: Weeks (9, throw).
Outfield assists: Cameron (Lee at home).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lilly 6.07331424.49
Howry (BS, 2)1.01110215.29
Gaudin (W, 7-4)1.00001303.31
Marmol (S, 5)1.00001203.70
 
MilwaukeeIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia 6.29432313.33
Riske 0.10000004.13
Gagne 1.00001006.26
Torres (L, 5-3)1.02223202.86

IBB: Fielder (by Gaudin), Ramirez, A (by Torres).
Pitches-strikes: Lilly 93-62, Howry 19-12, Gaudin 16-9, Marmol 21-13, Sabathia 124-77, Riske 5-3, Gagne 15-6, Torres 39-21.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lilly 5-7, Howry 0-1, Gaudin 0-0, Marmol 0-1, Sabathia 9-7, Riske 0-1, Gagne 0-3, Torres 1-0.
Batters faced: Lilly 24, Howry 4, Gaudin 4, Marmol 4, Sabathia 30, Riske 1, Gagne 4, Torres 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Riske 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:21.
Att: 45,311.
July 28, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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