9/16 Soriano power

Alfonso Soriano is one home run and one RBI away from reaching 30 home runs and 100 RBIs this season. When he hits those marks, he’ll become just the fifth Cubs player, age 36 years or older, to reach 30 homers and 100 RBIs in a season, joining Hank Sauer in 1954 (41 HR, 103 RBI, age 37), Andre Dawson in 1991 (31 HR, 104 RBI, age 36), Fred McGriff in 2002 (30 HR, 103 RBI, age 38) and Moises Alou in 2004 (39 HR, 106 RBI, age 37).

Just five Cubs have reached 100 RBIs in a season, age 36 or older, since the RBI became an official statistic in 1920. Besides the four players listed, 38-year-old Ernie Banks had 106 RBIs in 1969.

Soriano has 99 RBIs, his most in a single-season in his six years with the Cubs, and most since collecting a career-high 104 RBIs with the Rangers in 2005. Soriano’s 29 home runs are his most in a campaign since hitting 29 in 2008. He hit 33 in 2007.

– Carrie Muskat

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No doubt Alfonso is our Cubs MVP this year.

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