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Cubs can't pull off rally
Marlins 7, Cubs 5
Glendon Rusch gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings on Friday. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
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Chicago pitchers gave up seven runs in the first six innings, which proved too much for the Cubs to overcome. Jerry Hairston's three-run double highlighted a five-run sixth, but it wasn't enough.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 26, 2005
FLA
Florida (68-60)
Won 2
Florida 7, Chi Cubs 5   CHC
Chi Cubs (61-67)
Lost 2
August 26, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Florida
2 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0   7 10 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0   5 11 1
Standings through 8/26/05  |  Gameday  |  Marlins Stats  |  Cubs Stats
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF3310011.265
Conine, LF4332100.308
Cabrera, 3B5022002.334
Delgado, 1B4011013.294
Encarnacion, RF3011100.298
Easley, 2B3000112.228
Gonzalez, SS4000002.266
Treanor, C4000030.219
Lo Duca, C0000000.303
Vargas, P3120000.333
Messenger, P0000000.500
a-Harris, PH0000000.291
b-Aguila, PH1000010.213
Alfonseca, P0000000.000
Jones, P0000000.500
Totals3471063710 

a-Batted for Messenger in the 8th. b-Struck out for Harris in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Conine (14, Rusch), Delgado (31, Rusch), Cabrera (36, Wuertz).
TB: Pierre; Conine 4; Cabrera 3; Delgado 2; Encarnacion; Vargas 2.
RBI: Conine 2 (23), Delgado (90), Encarnacion (68), Cabrera 2 (90).
2-out RBI: Encarnacion; Cabrera 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Easley; Gonzalez; Delgado.
S: Pierre.
SF: Delgado.
GIDP: Cabrera; Delgado.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pierre 2 (44, 2nd base off Rusch/Barrett, 2nd base off Wuertz/Barrett).

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera-Easley-Delgado).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, CF4123010.264
Lawton, LF3011210.268
Novoa, P0000000.000
Lee, 1B4000123.350
Barrett, C5120003.292
Garciaparra, 3B4000004.238
Ohman, P0000000.000
Macias, LF1000001.280
Burnitz, RF3111201.262
Perez, 2B-3B4130001.277
Cedeno, SS4110003.259
Rusch, P2010001.138
Wuertz, P0000000.000
a-Hollandsworth, PH1000013.254
Williamson, P0000000.000
Walker, 2B1000000.302
Totals3651155520 

a-Struck out for Wuertz in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Rusch (2, Vargas), Perez (25, Vargas), Barrett (28, Vargas), Hairston (20, Vargas).
TB: Hairston 3; Lawton; Barrett 3; Burnitz; Perez 4; Cedeno; Rusch 2.
RBI: Burnitz (66), Hairston 3 (22), Lawton (49).
2-out RBI: Hairston 3; Lawton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cedeno; Garciaparra 2; Rusch; Lee.
S: Hairston.
GIDP: Burnitz.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Garciaparra (7, throw).
DP: 2 (Perez-Lee, Perez-Cedeno-Lee).

 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vargas (W, 5-1)5.29553303.16
Messenger (H, 2)1.10001105.03
Alfonseca (H, 7)0.21001002.41
Jones (S, 30)1.11000101.09
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rusch (L, 5-7)4.28542204.35
Wuertz 1.12221204.53
Williamson 1.10000209.82
Ohman 0.20000102.41
Novoa 1.00000003.38

HBP: Pierre (by Rusch).
Pitches-strikes: Vargas 95-58, Messenger 23-9, Alfonseca 16-8, Jones 15-13, Rusch 89-54, Wuertz 32-17, Williamson 14-8, Ohman 4-4, Novoa 12-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Vargas 3-11, Messenger 1-2, Alfonseca 1-1, Jones 3-0, Rusch 8-4, Wuertz 0-2, Williamson 0-2, Ohman 0-1, Novoa 0-3.
Batters faced: Vargas 29, Messenger 5, Alfonseca 4, Jones 4, Rusch 24, Wuertz 7, Williamson 4, Ohman 2, Novoa 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Messenger 1-0, Jones 2-0, Wuertz 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 81 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 38,544.

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