There is no slowing down for Alfonso Soriano, sure he would like to see his average a little higher but the aging slugger is putting up some eye-popping numbers this year. With his huge performance last night, which led the Cubs to a 5-1 victory, he is now hitting .260 on the year with 29 home runs and 96 RBI’s, he’s actually within striking distance on the National League lead in RBI’s (102 – Headley). Travis Wood also turned in an outstanding performance to register his 6th win of the season against eleven losses. Wood tossed 7.2 strong innings giving up one run on four hits while walking one and striking out six. Soriano wasn’t the only Cub with a great day at the plate, Dave Sappelt continued his hot play of late. Sappelt was 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a run scored, he is now hitting .350 in limited duty since his call up. Last night was the 20th straight day with a game for the Cubs, they have today off before welcoming the Pirates to town this weekend. It was also the last time the Cubs will visit Houston while they are in the National League as they move over to the American League next year. Hitters are probably not too thrilled with the move, but I’m sure some of the pitchers are just fine with it.
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