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Box > Chi Cubs 3, Pittsburgh 2
Late rally lifts Cubs again
For the second day in a row, Chicago staged a ninth-inning rally against Pittsburgh closer Jose Mesa. This time, Todd Hollandsworth tied the game with an RBI single and Jose Macias drove home the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly, guiding the Cubs to a sweep of the two-game series.
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Corey Patterson scores the go-ahead run in the ninth inning on Wednesday afternoon. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
After right-hander Kip Wells limited Chicago to one run on four hits and three walks through eight innings, closer Jose Mesa gave up two runs in the ninth inning as the Pirates fell to the Cubs at PNC Park. It was the second game in a row in which Mesa was unable to hold a lead.
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Chi Cubs (18-20)
Won 2
Chi Cubs 3, Pittsburgh 2   PIT
Pittsburgh (17-21)
Lost 2
May 18, 2005
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Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2   3 6 1
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Standings through 5/18/05  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Pirates Stats
Hairston, 2B3010001.262
Perez, SS2011101.282
Lee, 1B4000023.362
Burnitz, RF3000111.287
Barrett, C4120000.278
Blanco, C0000000.143
Patterson, CF3100111.253
Dubois, LF2000120.250
b-Hollandsworth, PH-LF1011000.211
Macias, 3B3011001.262
Rusch, P2000001.286
Hawkins, P0000000.000
a-Grieve, PH0000100.273
1-Fontenot, PR0100000.000
Bartosh, P00000001.000
Wuertz, P0000000.000
c-Ramirez, PH1000011.248
Dempster, P0000000.077

a-Walked for Hawkins in the 8th. b-Singled for Dubois in the 9th. c-Struck out for Wuertz in the 9th.
1-Ran for Grieve in the 8th.

2B: Perez (5, Wells), Barrett (6, Mesa).
TB: Hairston; Perez 2; Barrett 3; Hollandsworth; Macias.
RBI: Perez (15), Hollandsworth (8), Macias (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burnitz; Hairston; Lee.
SF: Perez; Macias.
GIDP: Perez; Lee.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Hairston (4, 2nd base off Wells/Cota).
CS: Burnitz (2, 2nd base by Mesa/Cota).

E: Hairston (4, fielding).
DP: 4 (Perez-Hairston-Lee 3, Wuertz-Perez-Lee).

Lawton, RF3001102.260
Wilson, J, SS4130103.185
Bay, CF3000116.293
Ward, 1B3011001.283
Castillo, 2B4000012.315
Wigginton, 3B3100120.185
Restovich, LF3020010.306
a-Redman, T, PH1010000.164
Cota, C1000210.220
b-Mackowiak, PH0000100.317
Wells, P3000025.211
Mesa, P0000000.000
c-Sanchez, PH1000002.242

a-Doubled for Restovich in the 9th. b-Walked for Cota in the 9th. c-Grounded into a forceout for Mesa in the 9th.

2B: Restovich (3, Rusch), Redman, T (1, Dempster).
3B: Wilson, J (2, Rusch).
TB: Wilson, J 5; Ward; Restovich 3; Redman, T 2.
RBI: Ward (20), Lawton (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay 2; Ward; Wells.
SF: Ward; Lawton.
GIDP: Bay 2; Castillo; Wilson, J.
Team LOB: 9.

DP: 2 (Wilson, J-Castillo-Ward, Wells-Wilson, J-Ward).

Rusch 6.04226702.90
Hawkins 1.01000003.31
Bartosh 0.01000002.13
Wuertz (W, 2-1)1.00000103.54
Dempster (S, 2)1.01001005.35
Wells 8.04113604.06
Mesa (BS, 2)(L, 0-3)1.02222104.50

Bartosh pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Cota (by Rusch), Patterson (by Mesa).
HBP: Hairston (by Wells).
Pitches-strikes: Rusch 99-59, Hawkins 7-5, Bartosh 1-1, Wuertz 7-6, Dempster 13-7, Wells 112-66, Mesa 26-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rusch 6-5, Hawkins 2-1, Bartosh 0-0, Wuertz 2-0, Dempster 3-0, Wells 9-9, Mesa 0-1.
Batters faced: Rusch 27, Hawkins 3, Bartosh 1, Wuertz 2, Dempster 5, Wells 30, Mesa 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Wuertz 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Froemming. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 65 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:37.
Att: 21,142.

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