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Box > Pittsburgh 4, Chi Cubs 3
Freeze! Pirates shackle Cubs
Jason Bay hit a game-tying homer in the ninth and Freddy Sanchez's RBI triple put the hard-charging Pirates ahead for good. Earlier, Rob Mackowiak and Bobby Hill keyed a game-tying rally in the seventh, each driving in a run.
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Pirates Coverage
• Bucs notes: Wilson moved to No. 7
 
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Freddy Sanchez connects on his RBI triple that made winners of the Bucs at chilly Wrigley. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Corey Patterson hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth, but the Cubs' bullpen allowed two runs in the ninth for a heartbreaking loss on a cold, windy day at Wrigley. Greg Maddux was strong, allowing two runs on four hits in eight innings.
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Cubs Coverage
• Cubs notes: Grieve returns
 
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 Bay's game-tying homer in ninth
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PIT
Pittsburgh (8-13)
Lost 1
Pittsburgh 4, Chi Cubs 3   CHC
Chi Cubs (12-10)
Won 2
April 23, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2   4 6 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0   3 9 0
Standings through 4/23/05  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Cubs Stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, RF3000001.279
Redman, T, CF4000001.139
Bay, LF4121010.290
Wilson, C, 1B3210111.259
Mackowiak, 2B-3B4111011.326
Hill, 3B3011000.409
b-Sanchez, PH-2B1011000.259
Wilson, J, SS4000002.134
Ross, C3000010.229
Redman, M, P2000000.125
a-Ward, PH0000100.231
1-Amezaga, PR0000000.333
Torres, P0000000.000
Grabow, P0000000.000
Mesa, P0000000.000
Totals31464246 

a-Walked for Redman, M in the 8th. b-Tripled for Hill in the 9th.
1-Ran for Ward in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hill (3, Maddux).
3B: Bay (1, Maddux), Sanchez (1, Rusch).
HR: Bay (2, 9th inning off Hawkins, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bay 7; Wilson, C; Mackowiak; Hill 2; Sanchez 3.
RBI: Mackowiak (6), Hill (4), Bay (5), Sanchez (1).
2-out RBI: Mackowiak; Hill; Sanchez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, C; Wilson, J 2.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wilson, C (2, 2nd base off Hawkins/Barrett), Mackowiak (2, 2nd base off Maddux/Barrett), Amezaga (1, 2nd base off Maddux/Barrett).

FIELDING
DP: (Mackowiak-Wilson, J-Wilson, C).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, 2B4011002.257
b-Grieve, PH10100001.000
1-Cedeno, PR0000000.000
Patterson, CF5111014.280
Lee, 1B3010122.413
Ramirez, 3B3100101.238
Dubois, LF3021000.333
a-Macias, PH1000001.071
Hawkins, P0000000.000
Rusch, P0000000.000
Burnitz, RF4000033.273
Barrett, C3000100.176
Perez, SS3130100.364
Maddux, P2000013.143
Hollandsworth, LF1000011.240
Totals333934817 

a-Grounded out for Dubois in the 8th. b-Singled for Hairston in the 9th.
1-Ran for Grieve in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hairston (4, Redman, M), Dubois (2, Redman, M), Lee (7, Torres).
HR: Patterson (4, 8th inning off Torres, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hairston 2; Grieve; Patterson 4; Lee 2; Dubois 3; Perez 3.
RBI: Hairston (1), Dubois (5), Patterson (8).
2-out RBI: Dubois.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee 2; Burnitz 2; Hairston; Patterson.
S: Maddux.
GIDP: Burnitz.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lee (1, 2nd base by Redman, M/Ross).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Patterson (Amezaga at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Lee-Hairston, Patterson-Perez).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Redman, M 7.05224502.39
Torres 0.12110014.50
Grabow (W, 1-0)0.20000102.84
Mesa (S, 6)1.02000201.50
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maddux 8.04221304.50
Hawkins (BS, 2)(L, 0-1)0.21221115.14
Rusch 0.11000002.00

WP: Maddux.
HBP: Lawton (by Maddux).
Pitches-strikes: Redman, M 108-69, Torres 11-7, Grabow 5-5, Mesa 19-14, Maddux 96-63, Hawkins 19-8, Rusch 9-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Redman, M 9-6, Torres 0-1, Grabow 1-0, Mesa 1-0, Maddux 14-7, Hawkins 0-1, Rusch 1-0.
Batters faced: Redman, M 28, Torres 3, Grabow 2, Mesa 5, Maddux 28, Hawkins 4, Rusch 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Grabow 1-0, Rusch 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Joe Brinkman. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 36 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 25 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:42.
Att: 37,695.

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