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Cubs show heart but still lose to Braves

Submitted by on Monday, 29 May 2006 No Comment

The Cubbies really showed some heart and almost completed a great comeback today against the Atlanta Braves losing in 11 innings.  The game was played in front of the largest crowd this season at Wrigley Field.  There were 41,698 fans packed into the stadium for this home run derby contest.

In the 11th inning, Ryan Langerhans reached on a two-base error by Aramis Ramirez and then scored on Marcus Giles’ two-out single that pushed across the 13th run of the day for the Braves.  Ramirez who said he could not see the ball, had it hit him in the head.  Maybe it will shake his head up a little bit and he will play a little better lol!

The Cubs served up a club-record eight home runs. Besides Giles’ blast, Edgar Renteria and Adam LaRoche each hit a pair of solo shots, and Langerhans, Andruw Jones and Brayan Pena each hit solo homers.

With the loss, the Cubs dropped to 5-21 this month with three games remaining. The five wins are the team’s fewest in the month of May since they went 7-18 in 1961.

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