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MLB Game Summary - Chicago Cubs at Seattle



(Saturday, June 29th)

Final Score: Chicago Cubs 5, Seattle 3 (11 innings)

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Alfonso Soriano's two-run homer in the 11th inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the middle test of a three-game series.

With Oliver Perez (2-2) pitching for the Mariners, Nate Schierholtz bunted for a single to lead off the 11th. Soriano then connected on a 1-2 pitch that sailed over the center field wall.

"It showed a lot to come out with Schierholtz's nice little bunt and obviously Soriano's homer, but it wasn't just give up and go to dinner," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said of his team battling back after blowing the lead in the ninth.

Carlos Villanueva (2-4) earned the win after pitching flawlessly in the 10th while Blake Parker threw a 1-2-3 11th to pick up his first career save.

Soriano had three RBI while Starlin Castro had a home run for the Cubs, who have won three of their last four games.

Justin Smoak hit a solo shot while Dustin Ackley and Endy Chavez drove in one run apiece for the Mariners, who have lost six of nine.

Castro clubbed a 0-1 pitch to right for a solo homer in the first, but the Mariners pushed across two runs in the second inning.

Smoak delivered a solo shot to right with one out. After Mike Zunino ripped a double, Ackley brought him home with a single to left.

In the away sixth, Luis Valbuena doubled to center and scored on a single by Schierholtz. Soriano then smacked an RBI single up the middle to give the Cubs a 3-2 lead.

Seattle had an opportunity to score in the eighth. Kendrys Morales singled with one out. Jason Bay pinch-ran for him but was caught stealing second. Raul Ibanez then drilled a double to right center. Smoak hit a blooper to left but the 41-year-old Ibanez was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

Kevin Gregg pitched the ninth for the Cubs. He walked pinch-hitter Henry Blanco with out. Michael Saunders pinch-ran for him and advanced to second on a Nick Franklin groundout.

Chavez then hit an 0-1 splitter up the middle, bringing Saunders home and tying the game. Brad Miller struck out to send the game into extra innings.

"We fought back, but we're still looking to have more consistent at-bats," Seattle manager Eric Wedge said.

Game Notes

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over seven frames ... Soriano has 381 career home runs, tied with Albert Belle for 63rd all-time. He also needs two homers to reach 175 with the Cubs and to pass Andre Dawson for 12th in team history ... Seattle starter Aaron Harang gave up three runs on five hits in eight innings ... Perez came into the game on a 12- inning scoreless streak and was second amongst American League relievers with a 0.94 ERA.

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
11th
CWS 3
BOS 4
 
11th
HOU 4
KAN 6
 
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MIN 0
TOR 0
7th
ANA 1
OAK 4
 
7th
SDP 3
COL 1
 
7th
SFG 1
LOS 1
 
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
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WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
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MIN
TOR
 
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CWS
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HOU
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Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
3rd
DEN 67
GSW 73
 
3rd
POR 74
LAC 61
 
3rd
SAC 69
PHO 65
 
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
2nd Intermission
ANA 4
DAL 2
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
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STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
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NOR