7/4 Soriano update
Alfonso Soriano went 0-for-4 Saturday batting sixth for the Cubs for the first time this year, and he’ll be back there on Sunday in the series finale against the Brewers. Lou Piniella says he plans on watching film of Soriano’s swing Sunday. He’d like to see the left fielder close his stance a little and put more weight on his back leg. Still, it has to feel comfortable for Soriano.
“Give the young man a chance,” Piniella said. “I know he’s struggled, but let’s give him a chance. He’s done it in the past, and there’s no reason he can’t get it done now. Let’s not look at this every at-bat, every game. Let’s sit back and watch this and see what happens.”
— Carrie Muskat