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Soriano swats away the boos

3-run homer reconciles him with fans

Updated: August 28, 2009, 11:13 PM ET
By Nick Friedell

Alfonso Soriano proved on Friday afternoon that any negativity at Wrigley Field can always be turned around with one swing of the bat.

The $136 million left fielder, who was booed throughout the day due to his offensive slump and his clumsy outfield defense, crushed a three-run homer in the bottom on the eighth inning to give the Cubs a 5-2 win over the Mets.

"It's great, it's great," Soriano said. "Especially a three-run homer to win the game. It's very important. The offense is ...

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