Soriano leads the way as Cubs even series with Pirates

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July 31st is awfully close, here come the Soriano bombs!  Alfonso Soriano padded his trade value today while also helping the Cubs dispatch a team they haven’t been able to buy a win against, the Pirates.  Soriano blasted two, two-run homers in back to back innings, one in the fourth and another in the fifth.  That was all the Cubs needed as Edwin Jackson was stellar, again.  Jackson went 5.2 innings giving up one run on four hits while walking two and striking out three to earn his fifth win of the season.  The Cubs pen was outstanding today, try to contain your shock and enthusiasm, actually let it run wild, this is a rare occurrence.  James Russell, Matt Guerrier, and Kevin Gregg all had scoreless appearances with Gregg picking up his fifteenth save of the year, speaking of trade value.

PICTURE OF THE GAME

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Game Highlights:

Soriano’s first two-run shot
Soriano’s second two-run shot
Castillo guns down Marte
Nate with a great catch
Gregg notches save number 15

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2 Comments

It was a good game and I think Edwin Jackson is finally coming into his own with the Cubs. As for Soriano? I’m glad he had a good game, but like a party guest overstaying his welcome, the team will become contenders once he’s dealt to another team.

Totally agree, it’s time to go and I think he knows that too.

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