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Soriano Sets Cubs Sept. HR Mark

Alfonso Soriano set a team record when he led off Sunday's game against the Reds with a homer -- his 14th in September, the most by a Cubs player in the month.

Soriano has led the Cubs' surge to their first NL Central title since 2003. He missed most of August with a strained thigh, but has been their most dependable hitter when it has mattered most.

It was his 44th career leadoff homer and his 12th this season, extending his club record. His seven leadoff homers in September are the most by any major league player in any month.


Cubs Clinch NL Central Title

The Chicago Cubs clinched the National League Central Division title Friday night with a 6-0 victory over Cincinnati and Milwaukee's 6-3 loss to San Diego to cap a stunning comeback that no one saw coming only a few months ago.

"These kids deserve it," manager Lou Piniella said. "They really let loose. I mean, let loose. It's good to see. They let loose a lot of emotion.

"It has been a rough summer for us. It hasn't been easy, believe me. But these kids endured, and they got the job done, and now they're letting loose and having fun. A few of them mentioned to me, 'Let's have a couple more of these before we're through.' "

Carlos Zambrano pitched seven shutout innings for his 18th victory, and Alfonso Soriano and Derrek Lee homered to lead the Cubs to their first postseason appearance since 2003.

Via Chicago Tribune

Soriano Leads Cubs Over Reds, Clinch NL Central Title

With their two biggest investments paying off Friday night, the Cubs are back in the playoffs.

Alfonso Soriano hit another leadoff homer, Carlos Zambrano kept his cool and the Cubs clinched the NL Central with a 6-0 victory over the Reds.

Via Yahoo.com

McDonough Shoots Down Latest A-Rod Rumor

Cubs President John McDonough shot down the latest rumor out of New York that Alex Rodriguez already was planning to exercise his escape clause and sign a 10-year, $300 million deal with the Cubs that included a future ownership stake.

"Outrageous, and obviously not true," McDonough said.

The story said Rodriguez's agent, Scott Boras, was negotiating with the next owner of the Cubs.

Via Chicago Tribune

Cubs Fans Name Their Newborn Son 'Wrigley Fields'

His parents say he can go by his middle name when he's old enough to decide.

For now, the newborn will be known by his first name: Wrigley. And his last name: Fields.

His parents are Paul and Teri Fields of Michigan City, Ind. They are -- no surprise -- fans of the Cubs, who have played at Wrigley Field since 1916. The Fields planned the name for years before their son's birth.

Wrigley Alexander Fields was born Sept. 12 at an Indiana hospital.

Via AP

Cubs Sep 2007 Archive

  • Boras Denies Report Of Talks On A-Rod With Potential Cubs Owner

    Agent Scott Boras says he hasn't had talks with any of the possible bidders for the Cubs about Alex Rodriguez, denying a report on New York Magazine's Web site.

  • Is Wrigley's Outfield Unsafe?

    It's been likened to a pasture and a parking lot.

  • Soriano, Cubs Continue Power Display At Wrigley

    Alfonso Soriano hit two of Chicago's four homers and had five RBIs as the Cubs continued their late-season power display, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 Saturday to solidify their lead in the NL Central.

  • Ramirez Leads Cubs Past Pirates In Wild And Windy Game

    Aramis Ramirez hit his second three-run homer of the game right after a costly Pittsburgh error to help the Cubs beat the Pirates 13-8 on a wild and windy Friday, strengthening their hold on first place in the NL Central.

  • Cliff Floyd Considering Retirement

    A season that has taken a toll on Cliff Floyd like no other in his career might be his last, the Cubs outfielder said Thursday -- especially, believe it or not, if the Cubs do the unthinkable and win the World Series.

  • Zambrano Finally Delivers

    Carlos Zambrano finally pitched worth his contract for the Cubs last night.

  • Kendall Says Count Him In For 2008

    Jason Kendall, the veteran catcher who has given the Cubs an offensive boost at that position since being acquired in a July trade, said he wants to re-sign with the Cubs after the season, when he becomes a free agent.

  • PCL MVP Making Impact At Wrigley

    Geovany Soto could be the Cubs' starting catcher in 2008.

  • Zambrano Apologizes To Cubs Fans

    Carlos Zambrano said he was sorry during a news briefing after he'd met earlier with team president John McDonough and GM Jim Hendry.

  • Zambrano Fires Back At Booing Fans

    The Cubs fans expressed their displeasure with Carlos Zambrano on Monday, booing the ace as he walked off the field.

  • Former MLB Pitcher, Bill Henry, Dies At 83

    Bill Henry, who pitched in the majors for more than 15 seasons, has died.