Photo by David Sameshima, taken late Friday night
CINCINNATI -- In addition to the division title clinching, a couple of club records were tied yesterday by Alfonso Soriano: his HR was his 13th in the month of September, tying a record set by Ernie Banks fifty years ago. And when he threw Joey Votto out at the plate, that was his 19th outfield assist of the year -- tying that record, which was set by Hank Sauer in 1951.
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Aaron Harang is always tough, not only on the Cubs, but on everyone; the 16-5 record gives him the second-best winning percentage of any rotation starter in baseball this year (Brad Penny, 16-4, is the only one better). Harang beat the Cubs eleven days ago at Wrigley Field, but isn't likely to face many, or maybe not even ANY, regulars, this afternoon.
Note for the playoffs: Looks like Henry Blanco's the odd-man out and Jason Kendall and Geovany Soto will be the two catchers.
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