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Lee lifts Cubs over Pirates
Derrek Lee went 4-for-4 with two homers and four RBIs, leading the Cubs past the Pirates. Lee's second homer, a two-run shot with one out in the ninth, was his 12th of the season.
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Derrek Lee rounds third base after hitting a two-run homer in the ninth inning on Tuesday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Closer Jose Mesa, who had converted each of his last 23 save opportunities dating back to Aug. 19, 2004, gave up a two-run homer to Cubs slugger Derrek Lee in the ninth as the Cubs rallied for the win.
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CHC
Chi Cubs (17-20)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 3   PIT
Pittsburgh (17-20)
Lost 1
May 17, 2005
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Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2   4 13 0
Pittsburgh
0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   3 7 0
Standings through 5/17/05  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Pirates Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, 2B5220000.260
Perez, SS4020000.279
Lee, 1B4244000.372
Burnitz, RF4020102.293
Ramirez, 3B4010103.250
Patterson, CF4010023.258
Dubois, LF4000002.259
Hollandsworth, LF0000000.202
Barrett, C4010012.270
Prior, P3000010.286
a-Macias, PH1000001.256
Hawkins, P0000000.000
Ohman, P0000000.000
Dempster, P0000000.077
Totals3741342413 

a-Grounded out for Prior in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (13, Fogg), Hairston (8, Mesa).
HR: Lee 2 (12, 7th inning off Fogg, 0 on, 2 out; 9th inning off Mesa, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Hairston 3; Perez 2; Lee 11; Burnitz 2; Ramirez; Patterson; Barrett.
RBI: Lee 4 (37).
2-out RBI: Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez; Burnitz; Patterson 2.
S: Perez.
SF: Lee.
GIDP: Barrett.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Dubois (Mackowiak at 2nd base).
DP: (Hairston-Perez-Lee).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, RF4000010.265
Wilson, J, SS4000000.168
Bay, LF2111200.299
Ward, 1B4000012.282
Mackowiak, 3B-CF4121010.317
Castillo, 2B4020010.340
Redman, T, CF3110002.153
Gonzalez, P0000000.000
Mesa, P0000000.000
a-Sanchez, PH1000000.246
Cota, C3011020.224
Fogg, P2000001.143
Hill, 3B1000010.260
Totals32373275 

a-Grounded out for Mesa in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cota (5, Prior).
HR: Bay (8, 6th inning off Prior, 0 on, 1 out), Mackowiak (2, 6th inning off Prior, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Bay 4; Mackowiak 5; Castillo 2; Redman, T; Cota 2.
RBI: Cota (6), Bay (20), Mackowiak (12).
2-out RBI: Cota; Mackowiak.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fogg.
GIDP: Ward.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Mackowiak-Castillo-Ward).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Prior 7.07331622.93
Hawkins 0.10001003.52
Ohman (W, 2-0)0.20000000.00
Dempster (S, 1)1.00000105.50
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fogg 6.210221313.77
Gonzalez (H, 7)1.11001102.25
Mesa (BS, 1)(L, 0-2)1.02220013.60

Pitches-strikes: Prior 101-67, Hawkins 9-3, Ohman 2-1, Dempster 8-7, Fogg 99-65, Gonzalez 24-16, Mesa 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Prior 8-6, Hawkins 1-0, Ohman 2-0, Dempster 2-0, Fogg 8-9, Gonzalez 2-1, Mesa 2-1.
Batters faced: Prior 28, Hawkins 2, Ohman 1, Dempster 3, Fogg 30, Gonzalez 6, Mesa 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Ohman 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Bruce Froemming. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 62 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:26.
Att: 19,701.

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