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Cubs manager Dusty Baker had his team clicking on all cylinders Wednesday night in Game 2 against the Marlins. The offense recorded 16 hits, including four home runs, while Mark Prior gave up two earned runs over seven solid innings for the win.  Full story >

Box Score:   CHC 12, FLA 3  
October 8, 2003
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Marlins
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0   3 9 1
Cubs
2 3 3 0 3 1 0 0 X   12 16 1

Florida AB R H RBI BBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF 5000002.100
Castillo, 2B 3000100.375
Pavano, P 0000000.000
Tejera, P 0000000.000
d-Harris, PH 1000000.000
Rodriguez, C 3010011.375
Redmond, C 0100100.000
Lee, 1B 4121002.222
Cabrera, 3B-SS 4121013.400
Encarnacion, RF 4010012.333
Conine, LF 3030100.571
Gonzalez, SS 2000013.000
b-Lowell, PH-3B 2000003.333
Penny, P 1000012.000
Bump, P 0000000.000
a-Banks, PH 1000001.000
Helling, P 0000000.000
c-Mordecai, PH-2B 2000000.000
Totals353923519 
 
a-Flied out for Bump in the 4th. b-Hit into a double play for Gonzalez in the 6th. c-Grounded out for Helling in the 7th. d-Grounded out for Tejera in the 9th.
 
BATTING
2B: Encarnacion (1, Prior), Conine (1, Prior).
HR: Lee (1, 6th inning off Prior, 0 on, 0 out), Cabrera (2, 6th inning off Prior, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Rodriguez; Lee 5; Cabrera 5; Encarnacion 2; Conine 4.
RBI: Lee (1), Cabrera (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, Pierre, Banks, Lowell.
GIDP: Encarnacion.
Team LOB: 8.
 
FIELDING
E: Conine (1, fielding).
 
 
Chi. Cubs AB R H RBI BBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF 5142000.556
Grudzielanek, 2B 5121013.400
Sosa, RF 3212211.250
Goodwin, RF 0000000.000
Alou, LF 4000005.125
a-O'Leary, PH-LF 1000001.000
Ramirez, 3B 4111103.222
Simon, 1B 4132000.444
b-Karros, PH-1B 10100001.000
Gonzalez, SS 4323003.556
c-Martinez, PH-SS 1000001.000
Bako, C 4321121.286
Prior, P 2000001.000
Veres, P 0000000.000
Guthrie, P 0000000.000
Totals381216124419 
 
a-Popped out for Alou in the 7th. b-Singled for Simon in the 8th. c-Flied out for Gonzalez in the 8th.
 
BATTING
2B: Bako (1, Bump), Simon (2, Helling), Grudzielanek (1, Helling).
HR: Sosa (2, 2nd inning off Penny, 1 on, 2 out), Ramirez (1, 3rd inning off Penny, 0 on, 0 out), Gonzalez 2 (3, 5th inning off Helling, 1 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Helling, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lofton 4; Grudzielanek 3; Sosa 4; Ramirez 4; Simon 4; Karros; Gonzalez 8; Bako 3.
RBI: Simon 2 (2), Lofton 2 (2), Sosa 2 (4), Ramirez (1), Bako (1), Gonzalez 3 (6), Grudzielanek (2).
2-out RBI: Simon 2, Sosa 2, Lofton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez, Grudzielanek, Ramirez 2, O'Leary.
S: Prior 2.
Team LOB: 8.
 
BASERUNNING
SB: Lofton (1, 2nd base off Penny/Rodriguez).
 
FIELDING
E: Simon (1, drop ball).
Outfield assists: Alou (Conine at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Alou-Grudzielanek-Simon, Grudzielanek-Gonzalez-Simon).
 
Florida IP H R ER BBSOHRERA
Penny (L, 0-1) 2.077720231.50
Bump 1.02110109.00
Helling 3.05432129.00
Pavano 1.01000100.00
Tejera 1.01000100.00
 
Chi. Cubs IP H R ER BBSOHRERA
Prior (W, 1-0) 7.08322522.57
Veres 1.11001000.00
Guthrie 0.20000009.00
 
Prior pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Penny pitched to 2 batters in the 3rd.

WP: Bump, Helling.
IBB: Sosa (by Helling).
Pitches-strikes: Penny 54-33, Bump 24-16, Helling 64-38, Pavano 14-9, Tejera 12-8, Prior 116-83, Veres 19-13, Guthrie 4-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Penny 3-3, Bump 2-0, Helling 5-3, Pavano 1-1, Tejera 1-1, Prior 7-9, Veres 2-2, Guthrie 2-0.
Batters faced: Penny 15, Bump 5, Helling 16, Pavano 4, Tejera 4, Prior 31, Veres 5, Guthrie 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Bump 1-1, Veres 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Mike Everitt. LF: Larry Poncino. RF: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 3:02.
Att: 39,562.
 
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