Diamondbacks Take 2-0 Series Lead

Arizona knocks around Ted Lilly; now one win from advancing
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Oct 5, 2007 4:38 AM CDT
Arizona Diamondbacks' Jose Valverde celebrates the final out against the Chicago Cubs in the ninth inning in Game 2 of a National League Division Series playoff baseball game Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 at...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Diamondbacks roughed up Ted Lilly early on the way to an 8-4 win and a 2-0 series lead that leaves the favored Cubs on the brink of elimination.  Chris Young hit a 3-run homer, Eric Byrnes had an RBI triple, and Stephen Drew drove in two, knocking a frustrated Lilly out in the sixth.

Pitching woes aren't the only thing plaguing the Cubs - their three biggest bats can't get on track: Alfonso Soriano, Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez are a combined 4 for 27. "Nobody predicted us to do anything, yet here we are going to Chicago with a great chance to close out the series," said Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds.