Soriano powers Cubs past Arizona

Soriano powers Cubs past Arizona

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CHICAGO, IL - JULY 13: Geovany Soto #18 of the Chicago Cubs scores a run on a squeeze play as Miguel Montero #26 of the Arizona Diamondbacks misses the tag at Wrigley Field on July 13, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks 8-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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by Rick Gano, Associated Press

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Posted on July 13, 2012 at 7:34 PM

CHICAGO -- Alfonso Soriano homered twice, doubled twice and had five RBIs Friday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 in a game whose start was delayed nearly four hours by rain.

Soriano hit a solo homer in the fourth inning and a three-run shot in the fifth off Ian Kennedy and added a run-scoring double in the seventh off Brad Ziegler.

After a deluge, the game didn't start for 3 hours and 40 minutes after the scheduled first pitch.

It was Soriano's s second multi-homer game of the season and 30th of his career. The 36-year-old slugger has hit all 17 of his homers this season since May 15. His five RBIs tied a career high.
 

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