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Box > Chi Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 3
Cubs squeak past Pirates
Aramis Ramirez clubbed a three-run homer to get the Cubs started, but after the Pirates rallied, it took Neifi Perez's RBI double in the seventh to boost Chicago to victory. LaTroy Hawkins tossed a scoreless ninth for the save.
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Aramis Ramirez trots home after his three-run homer during the third inning. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
Matt Lawton hit a solo home run in the third inning, but Kip Wells, who suffered his first defeat in 11 career appearances against Chicago, gave up an RBI double to Neifi Perez.
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CHC
Chi Cubs (5-6)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 3   PIT
Pittsburgh (4-7)
Lost 1
April 16, 2005
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Chi Cubs
0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0   4 7 1
Pittsburgh
1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0   3 8 0
Standings through 4/16/05  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Pirates Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Patterson, CF4110010.298
Perez, 2B4021001.417
Garciaparra, SS3110102.171
Ramirez, 3B4113003.244
Burnitz, RF3000110.273
Lee, 1B4000021.325
Hollandsworth, LF4020021.273
Fox, P0000000.000
Hawkins, P0000000.000
Barrett, C3000102.143
Dempster, P2000011.167
a-Fontenot, PH0100100.000
Rusch, P0000000.000
Macias, LF1000000.077
Totals324744711 

a-Walked for Dempster in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Garciaparra (1, Wells), Perez (1, Wells).
3B: Hollandsworth (1, Torres).
HR: Ramirez (2, 3rd inning off Wells, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Patterson; Perez 3; Garciaparra 2; Ramirez 4; Hollandsworth 4.
RBI: Ramirez 3 (8), Perez (4).
2-out RBI: Ramirez 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez 2; Barrett.
S: Patterson.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Burnitz (2, 2nd base off Wells/Ross).

FIELDING
E: Macias (1, fielding).
DP: (Garciaparra-Lee).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, RF4111111.289
Wilson, J, SS5020001.190
Bay, CF4100133.277
Mackowiak, 2B-3B3021100.400
Ward, 1B4011003.179
Wilson, C, LF3010112.278
Wigginton, 3B3000011.162
Torres, P0000000.000
a-Hill, PH0000100.364
Gonzalez, P0000000.000
Ross, C4000014.348
Wells, P2110000.200
Sanchez, 2B2000000.278
Totals343835715 

a-Walked for Torres in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Lawton (1, 3rd inning off Dempster, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lawton 4; Wilson, J 2; Mackowiak 2; Ward; Wilson, C; Wells.
RBI: Ward (4), Lawton (5), Mackowiak (3).
2-out RBI: Ward; Mackowiak.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, C; Ward; Ross 2; Bay.
GIDP: Wilson, J.
Team LOB: 9.

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dempster (W, 1-2)6.06333515.74
Rusch (H, 1)1.21002102.35
Fox (H, 2)0.10000101.59
Hawkins (S, 1)1.01000003.60
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wells (L, 0-3)6.16444617.23
Torres 1.21000001.17
Gonzalez 1.00000106.00

WP: Torres.
Pitches-strikes: Dempster 107-63, Rusch 34-19, Fox 4-3, Hawkins 14-10, Wells 115-74, Torres 13-9, Gonzalez 8-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Dempster 9-4, Rusch 2-2, Fox 0-0, Hawkins 3-0, Wells 8-5, Torres 1-3, Gonzalez 2-0.
Batters faced: Dempster 26, Rusch 8, Fox 1, Hawkins 4, Wells 29, Torres 5, Gonzalez 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Fox 3-0, Torres 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 65 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 2:46.
Att: 34,783.

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