The Chicago Cubs took the rubber game of their three-game weekend set with Cincinnati Sunday, winning 5-2. Derrek Lee had three hits, including his 32nd home run of the season, and scored twice. Ted Lilly got the win for Chicago, his team-leading 12th, after tossing six shutout innings. Lilly threw 119 pitches, a season high. He allowed six hits, two walks, and struck out seven. The outing lowered his 2009 ERA to 3.05, a career best. Chicago got on the board in the bottom of the fourth, when Koyie Hill and Andres Blanco each contributed bases-loaded singles in a three-run rally. Lee added a fourth run in the bottom of the seventh, when his towering fly ball fell into the basket atop the left-field wall. Bobby Scales extended the lead to 5-0 with an RBI fielder ...
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