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Box > Pittsburgh 8, Chi Cubs 5
Ross boss in Bucs' home(r) win
Jason Dubois and Neifi Perez each hit two-run home runs, but the Cubs had no answers for a late comeback by the Pirates. Carlos Zambrano gave up five runs on six hits, including three homers, in six-plus innings.
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David Ross rounds third, in front of Aramis Ramirez, after his second homer of the night. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
David Ross cranked a two-run homer and a solo shot, going 3-for-4, Rob Mackowiak added a solo shot and Bobby Hill's two-run double as part of a three-run eighth helped the Pirates win their first game of the year at PNC Park.
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CHC
Chi Cubs (4-6)
Lost 1
Pittsburgh 8, Chi Cubs 5   PIT
Pittsburgh (4-6)
Won 1
April 15, 2005
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Chi Cubs
0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0   5 7 0
Pittsburgh
0 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 X   8 13 1
Standings through 4/15/05  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Pirates Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, CF3120110.267
b-Patterson, PH1000010.302
Perez, 2B3112000.400
Garciaparra, SS3000100.158
Ramirez, 3B4000023.243
Lee, 1B3110103.361
Dubois, LF3112021.364
a-Hollandsworth, PH-LF0000000.241
Burnitz, RF3110101.293
Fox, P0000000.000
Barrett, C3001001.156
Zambrano, P3010011.444
Wuertz, P0000000.000
Remlinger, P0000000.000
Macias, RF1000000.083
Totals305754710 

a-Hit by pitch for Dubois in the 8th. b-Struck out for Hairston in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (4, Perez).
3B: Burnitz (2, Perez).
HR: Dubois (1, 2nd inning off Perez, 1 on, 1 out), Perez (1, 5th inning off Perez, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Hairston 2; Perez 4; Lee 2; Dubois 4; Burnitz 3; Zambrano.
RBI: Dubois 2 (4), Perez 2 (3), Barrett (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee 2.
S: Perez.
SF: Barrett.
GIDP: Burnitz.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Hairston (1, 2nd base by Perez/Ross).
PO: Hairston (1st base by Perez).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Macias (Duffy at home).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, RF4021110.293
Mesa, P0000000.000
Wilson, J, SS4000003.162
Bay, CF-LF4010012.302
Mackowiak, 2B3221101.370
Ward, 1B4220010.167
Wilson, C, LF-RF4000023.273
Hill, 3B4222001.364
Ross, C4233011.421
Perez, P2000010.000
Meadows, P0000000.000
a-Redman, T, PH0000000.200
b-Wigginton, PH1000002.176
Torres, P0000000.000
c-Duffy, PH-CF1011000.250
Totals3581382713 

a-Batted for Meadows in the 7th. b-Popped out for Redman, T in the 7th. c-Doubled for Torres in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hill 2 (2, Zambrano, Fox), Ward (1, Remlinger), Duffy (1, Fox).
HR: Ross 2 (3, 2nd inning off Zambrano, 1 on, 2 out; 5th inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 1 out), Mackowiak (1, 6th inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lawton 2; Bay; Mackowiak 5; Ward 3; Hill 4; Ross 9; Duffy 2.
RBI: Ross 3 (7), Mackowiak (2), Lawton (4), Hill 2 (2), Duffy (1).
2-out RBI: Ross 2; Duffy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Mackowiak (1, 2nd base by Zambrano/Barrett).

FIELDING
E: Ross (1, fielding).
DP: (Mackowiak-Wilson, J-Ward).
Pickoffs: Perez (Hairston at 1st base).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano 6.06552534.00
Wuertz 0.01000001.59
Remlinger (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)1.03220007.20
Fox 1.03110201.69
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez 6.07554629.60
Meadows 1.00000005.06
Torres (W, 1-0)1.00000001.50
Mesa (S, 4)1.00000102.25

Zambrano pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Wuertz pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Remlinger pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Hollandsworth (by Torres).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 108-67, Wuertz 2-1, Remlinger 22-13, Fox 17-12, Perez 101-60, Meadows 5-4, Torres 11-7, Mesa 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zambrano 6-6, Wuertz 0-0, Remlinger 1-2, Fox 0-0, Perez 6-5, Meadows 2-1, Torres 3-0, Mesa 1-1.
Batters faced: Zambrano 25, Wuertz 1, Remlinger 6, Fox 5, Perez 28, Meadows 3, Torres 3, Mesa 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wuertz 1-0, Remlinger 2-1, Fox 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 62 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:37.
Att: 29,256.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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