Cubs and Reds Set for Rubber Match; Soto, Lilly Rolling

September 13, 2009 by  

The Chicago Cubs will look to salvage a series win Sunday, after missing an opportunity to go up two games to none on division foes the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Chicago fell behind 5-0 early, but stormed back to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh inning before closer Carlos Marmol gave up a two-run double to the Reds' Drew Sutton in the top of the ninth. It was the Cubs' first loss in their last five games, and dropped them to 41-28 on the season at home.

Today, left-hander Ted Lilly will take the mound for Chicago. Lilly, who returned from the disabled list on August 17, has allowed just six runs over 33 1/3 innings in his five starts since, and has 23 strikeouts against six walks during th...

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