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Friday, May 23, 2008, 7:07PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 32,656, Time of Game: 2:45
Cubs
12
29-19
 Won 1 
1st
at Pirates
3
22-26
 Lost 1 
4th, 7 GB
L: Zach Duke (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            2  1  1   1  3  1   0  3  0   12 19  0
Pirates         0  0  0   0  2  0   0  1  0    3  8  2

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfonso Soriano LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .285 .320 .562 .882 10 8 0.057 0.59 0.079 -0.023 0.1 0 0 2B,GDP
   Micah Hoffpauir LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .429 .500 .714 1.214 3 2 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 0.2 1 0
Ryan Theriot SS 5 0 1 0 1 0 6 .320 .396 .399 .795 22 13 0.002 0.45 0.046 -0.044 -0.1 0 1 GDP
Derrek Lee 1B 6 1 1 2 0 1 6 .296 .359 .538 .897 21 11 0.034 0.51 0.087 -0.053 -0.7 9 1 GDP
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 3 3 0 1 0 5 .296 .416 .519 .935 17 9 0.039 0.43 0.056 -0.017 0.8 0 1
   Henry Blanco PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .379 .308 .687 2 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 1 0
Geovany Soto C 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .306 .409 .586 .995 28 16 -0.051 0.64 0.005 -0.055 -0.8 6 0
   Mike Fontenot 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .365 .413 .778 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ronny Cedeno 2B-3B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .329 .410 .466 .875 15 10 0.082 0.51 0.101 -0.019 1.3 1 1 2B
Mark DeRosa RF 3 2 2 3 1 0 5 .312 .409 .461 .870 18 10 0.041 0.45 0.073 -0.032 2.4 3 0 2·2B,SF
Reed Johnson CF 5 2 3 4 0 0 5 .269 .348 .373 .722 19 12 0.064 0.31 0.079 -0.014 2.6 4 0 HR,2·2B
Carlos Zambrano P 5 1 4 2 0 1 5 .343 .343 .486 .829 15 9 0.067 0.28 0.070 -0.003 1.8 1 0
   Jose Ascanio P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Kerry Wood P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 44 12 19 11 4 3 49 .432 .469 .636 1.106 170 101 0.336 0.43 0.597 -0.260 7.6 27 5
2B: A Soriano (8, off Z Duke); R Johnson 2 (8, 1 off S Burnett, 1 off Z Duke); M DeRosa 2 (11, 1 off Z Duke, 1 off M Salas); R Cedeno (7, off S Burnett).
HR: R Johnson (2, off S Burnett, 5th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
SF: M DeRosa (4, off S Burnett).
TB: R Johnson 8; C Zambrano 4; M DeRosa 4; A Ramirez 3; A Soriano 3; R Cedeno 3; D Lee; R Theriot; M Hoffpauir.
GIDP: R Theriot (5); D Lee (8); A Soriano (1).
RBI: R Johnson 4 (23); M DeRosa 3 (26); C Zambrano 2 (4); D Lee 2 (34).
2-out RBI: M DeRosa; C Zambrano.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 7 for 20.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddy Sanchez 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .253 .280 .332 .612 10 8 -0.032 0.49 0.003 -0.035 -0.2 6 4
   Luis Rivas PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212 .235 .242 .478 4 3 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 0 1
Nate McLouth CF 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .317 .395 .624 1.020 10 8 -0.001 0.29 0.022 -0.023 2.3 3 0 3B,2B
Jason Bay LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .273 .398 .521 .919 14 8 0.051 0.43 0.061 -0.010 0.7 1 0 3B
   Jason Michaels LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .221 .276 .273 .549 4 2 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Adam LaRoche 1B 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 .220 .306 .371 .677 9 7 -0.041 0.46 0.011 -0.052 0.1 7 1 2B,SF
Xavier Nady RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .316 .380 .514 .894 14 9 -0.060 0.48 0.000 -0.060 -1.3 3 0
Doug Mientkiewicz 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .213 .315 .313 .628 18 10 0.002 0.48 0.025 -0.023 -0.4 0 2
   Marino Salas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Raul Chavez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .500 .833 3 3 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Ronny Paulino C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .211 .273 .267 .539 14 11 -0.035 0.36 0.000 -0.035 -1.0 4 0
Chris Gomez SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .316 .337 .354 .692 9 7 -0.021 0.24 0.004 -0.024 -0.1 2 7
Zach Duke P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .143 .100 .243 8 5 -0.019 0.74 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 0 1
   Sean Burnett P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 5 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.3 1 0
   Jose Bautista 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .216 .287 .366 .652 7 5 -0.002 0.04 0.000 -0.002 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 1 7 36 .235 .250 .412 .662 130 91 -0.163 0.35 0.126 -0.288 -1.4 27 16
2B: A LaRoche (9, off C Zambrano); N McLouth (16, off J Ascanio).
3B: J Bay (1, off C Zambrano); N McLouth (3, off C Zambrano).
SF: A LaRoche (1, off J Ascanio).
TB: N McLouth 5; J Bay 4; A LaRoche 2; C Gomez 2; F Sanchez.
RBI: N McLouth 2 (38); A LaRoche (21).
2-out RBI: N McLouth 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. C Gomez-F Sanchez-A LaRoche 2; A LaRoche-C Gomez-S Burnett.
E: D Mientkiewicz (3); C Gomez (4).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Carlos Zambrano, W (7-1) 7 6 2 2 1 6 0 2.47 28 109 75 44 9 22 9 12 3 0 62 0.163 0.45 1.4
Jose Ascanio 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.00 4 11 7 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.01 -0.5
Kerry Wood 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.42 4 10 9 6 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 1 7 0 3.00 36 130 91 55 10 26 12 16 3 0 62 0 0 0.163 0.35 1.4

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Zach Duke, L (2-3) 4 10 5 4 0 1 0 4.55 23 63 41 28 3 10 11 11 5 0 25 -0.280 0.86 -3.0
Sean Burnett 2 4 4 4 4 1 1 9.39 13 54 25 13 5 7 3 5 2 0 0 0 -0.054 0.10 -3.0
Marino Salas 3 5 3 3 0 1 0 6.75 13 53 35 25 2 8 5 7 4 0 0 0 -0.001 0.01 -1.5
Team Totals 9 19 12 11 4 3 1 11.00 49 170 101 66 10 25 19 23 11 0 25 0 0 -0.335 0.43 -7.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Laz Diaz, 1B - Wally Bell, 2B - Mike Winters, 3B - Paul Schrieber.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: 32,656.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Wind 8mph out to Rightfield.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Alfonso Soriano LF 1 Freddy Sanchez 2B
2 Ryan Theriot SS 2 Nate McLouth CF
3 Derrek Lee 1B 3 Jason Bay LF
4 Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 Adam LaRoche 1B
5 Geovany Soto C 5 Xavier Nady RF
6 Ronny Cedeno 2B 6 Doug Mientkiewicz 3B
7 Mark DeRosa RF 7 Ronny Paulino C
8 Reed Johnson CF 8 Chris Gomez SS
9 Carlos Zambrano P 9 Zach Duke P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 1-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R CHC R. Cedeno Z. Duke 9% 69% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Lee Scores/unER/No RBI; Soto to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  R CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 8% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Soriano Scores
t3 3-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R CHC M. DeRosa Z. Duke 6% 86% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Ramirez Scores
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke 6% 56% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t2 2-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHC C. Zambrano Z. Duke 6% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Johnson Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke 6% 56% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke -4% 52% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  R CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 8% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Soriano Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke 3% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Lee to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- 6,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto Z. Duke -3% 60% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Lee to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R CHC R. Cedeno Z. Duke 9% 69% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Lee Scores/unER/No RBI; Soto to 2B
t1 2-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. DeRosa Z. Duke -3% 65% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez C. Zambrano 2% 68% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b1 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT N. McLouth C. Zambrano 2% 69% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT J. Bay C. Zambrano -1% 68% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Zambrano 2% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC R. Johnson Z. Duke 5% 75% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t2 2-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHC C. Zambrano Z. Duke 6% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Johnson Scores
t2 3-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke -2% 79% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t2 3-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke 2% 81% Fielder's Choice P; Zambrano to 2B/Safe on E6 (catch); Theriot to 1B
t2 3-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC D. Lee Z. Duke -5% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT X. Nady C. Zambrano 2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT D. Mientkiewicz C. Zambrano -2% 75% Walk
b2 0-3 1 1-- 7,(1-2)  O PIT R. Paulino C. Zambrano 3% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT C. Gomez C. Zambrano 2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 4-5-6
t3 3-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke 2% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t3 3-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC G. Soto Z. Duke -1% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Ramirez to 2B
t3 3-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Cedeno Z. Duke -2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Ramirez to 3B
t3 3-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R CHC M. DeRosa Z. Duke 6% 86% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Ramirez Scores
t3 4-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Johnson Z. Duke -1% 84% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 9-1-2
b3 0-4 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O PIT Z. Duke C. Zambrano 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b3 0-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT F. Sanchez C. Zambrano 1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b3 0-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT N. McLouth C. Zambrano 1% 88% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 9-1-2
t4 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC C. Zambrano Z. Duke 1% 90% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t4 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke 2% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Zambrano to 2B
t4 4-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke 2% 94% Single to 1B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B-1B); Zambrano to 3B; Soriano to 2B
t4 4-0 0 123 3,(2-0)  RO CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 0% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Zambrano Scores; Soriano to 3B
t4 5-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke -2% 93% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t4 5-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O CHC G. Soto Z. Duke -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 3-4-5
b4 0-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT J. Bay C. Zambrano -5% 86% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b4 0-5 0 --3 6,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Zambrano 3% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-5 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O PIT X. Nady C. Zambrano 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-5 2 --3 8,(3-2)  O PIT D. Mientkiewicz C. Zambrano 2% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-0, Pirates' Sean Burnett facing 6-7-8
Sean Burnett replaces Zach Duke pitching and batting 9th
t5 5-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC R. Cedeno S. Burnett 1% 95% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t5 5-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. DeRosa S. Burnett 0% 96% Walk
t5 5-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR CHC R. Johnson S. Burnett 3% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Cedeno Scores; DeRosa Scores
t5 8-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC C. Zambrano S. Burnett 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t5 8-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CHC A. Soriano S. Burnett -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
t5 8-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Theriot S. Burnett 0% 99% Walk
t5 8-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHC D. Lee S. Burnett -0% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 8, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-8, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 7-8-9
b5 0-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Paulino C. Zambrano 0% 99% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b5 0-8 1 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT C. Gomez C. Zambrano -0% 99% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b5 0-8 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O PIT S. Burnett C. Zambrano 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-8 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  PIT F. Sanchez C. Zambrano -0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Gomez to 2B
b5 0-8 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RR PIT N. McLouth C. Zambrano -2% 97% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Gomez Scores; Sanchez Scores
b5 2-8 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Bay C. Zambrano 1% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 8, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 8-2, Pirates' Sean Burnett facing 4-5-6
t6 8-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC A. Ramirez S. Burnett 0% 98% Walk
t6 8-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC G. Soto S. Burnett 0% 98% Walk; Ramirez to 2B
t6 8-2 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Cedeno S. Burnett -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Ramirez to 3B
t6 8-2 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  RO CHC M. DeRosa S. Burnett 0% 99% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Ramirez Scores
t6 9-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Johnson S. Burnett 0% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Cedeno to 3B
t6 9-2 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano S. Burnett -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 9, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-9, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 4-5-6
Micah Hoffpauir replaces Alfonso Soriano playing LF batting 1st
b6 2-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. LaRoche C. Zambrano -1% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b6 2-9 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT X. Nady C. Zambrano 1% 98% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 2-9 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT D. Mientkiewicz C. Zambrano 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); LaRoche to 3B
b6 2-9 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O PIT R. Paulino C. Zambrano 0% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 9, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-2, Pirates' Marino Salas facing 1-2-3
Marino Salas replaces Doug Mientkiewicz (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Jose Bautista replaces Sean Burnett (P) playing 3B batting 9th
t7 9-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Hoffpauir M. Salas 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 9-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO CHC R. Theriot M. Salas -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t7 9-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee M. Salas -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 9, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-9, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 8-9-1
b7 2-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT C. Gomez C. Zambrano 0% 99% Lineout: 2B (2B-1B)
b7 2-9 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Bautista C. Zambrano 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Luis Rivas pinch hits for Freddy Sanchez (2B) batting 1st
b7 2-9 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT L. Rivas C. Zambrano 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 9, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-2, Pirates' Marino Salas facing 4-5-6
Luis Rivas moves from PH to 2B
Jason Michaels replaces Jason Bay playing LF batting 3rd
t8 9-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC A. Ramirez M. Salas 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t8 9-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC G. Soto M. Salas -0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 9-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC R. Cedeno M. Salas 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Ramirez to 2B
t8 9-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R CHC M. DeRosa M. Salas 0% 100% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Ramirez Scores; Cedeno to 3B
t8 10-2 1 -23 7,(2-2)  RO CHC R. Johnson M. Salas 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Cedeno Scores; DeRosa to 3B
t8 11-2 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R CHC C. Zambrano M. Salas 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); DeRosa Scores
t8 12-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir M. Salas 0% 100% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 12, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-12, Cubs' Jose Ascanio facing 2-3-4
Jose Ascanio replaces Carlos Zambrano pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-12 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT N. McLouth J. Ascanio -0% 100% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b8 2-12 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Michaels J. Ascanio 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); McLouth to 3B
b8 2-12 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO PIT A. LaRoche J. Ascanio 0% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); McLouth Scores
b8 3-12 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT X. Nady J. Ascanio 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 12, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 12-3, Pirates' Marino Salas facing 2-3-4
t9 12-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC R. Theriot M. Salas 0% 100% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t9 12-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee M. Salas 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Henry Blanco pinch hits for Aramis Ramirez (3B) batting 4th
t9 12-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC H. Blanco M. Salas 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 12, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-12, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 6-7-8
Kerry Wood replaces Jose Ascanio pitching and batting 9th
Henry Blanco moves from PH to C
Mike Fontenot replaces Geovany Soto (C) playing 2B batting 5th
Ronny Cedeno moves from 2B to 3B
Raul Chavez pinch hits for Marino Salas (P) batting 6th
b9 3-12 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Chavez K. Wood 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b9 3-12 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Paulino K. Wood 0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b9 3-12 2 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT C. Gomez K. Wood 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b9 3-12 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Bautista K. Wood 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 12, Pirates 3.

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