9/24 Soriano power
Alfonso Soriano is finishing on a strong note. Soriano hit his 31st home run, a solo shot in the sixth, and set a career-high with 105 RBIs in Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. The last Cubs player to drive in more runs in a single season was Derrek Lee, who totaled 111 RBIs in 2009. Soriano’s 31 homers are his most since he hit 33 in 2007. His 105 RBIs are the most for any Cubs player, age 36 or older, in a season since Moises Alou drove in 106 at age 37 in 2004. Soriano also is one of two players in the National League this year to total 31 home runs and 105 RBIs, joining the Brewers’ Ryan Braun (40 homers, 108 RBI).
— Carrie Muskat