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Arizona vs Chicago Wrap - Chicago Wins 8-1

Arizona pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Alfonso Soriano and it cost them dearly in an 8-1 loss on Friday at Wrigley Field.

Chicago was an underdog by +120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Paul Maholm earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 1, and allowing 6 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 5 RBIs from Alfonso Soriano in the win.

Arizona's starting pitcher Ian Kennedy worked 5 innings, giving up 7 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Stephen Drew in a losing cause.

Chicago outhit their counterparts 10-7 in the game.