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Zach's attack refreshes Bucs
Hard luck for wily Williams
Making his first start of the season, Jerome Williams allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits in six strong innings. But the Cubs received just a seventh-inning RBI single from Matt Murton in support and made two errors to drop the game in Pittsburgh.
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Pirates 2, Cubs 1
Zach Duke improved to 3-0 with a 0.78 ERA in three career starts against the Cubs. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
Series at a glance:
Quality, quantity for Duke
Zach Duke gave the Pirates what they desperately needed, going seven innings and allowing one run to halt the club's starting-pitching woes and spell an overtaxed bullpen. Craig Wilson, subbing for the injured Sean Casey, tripled and scored both Bucs runs.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 15, 2006
Chi Cubs (6-4)
Lost 1
Pittsburgh 2, Chi Cubs 1   PIT
Pittsburgh (4-9)
Won 1
April 15, 2006
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Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 7 2
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 X   2 4 0
Standings thru 4/15/06  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Pirates Stats
Pierre, CF4000010.214
Hairston, 2B4010010.333
Lee, 1B3010100.367
Ramirez, 3B4110013.167
Barrett, C4000013.324
Pagan, RF2010000.263
Bynum, RF1000011.000
b-Perez, PH1000000.250
Murton, LF3021100.342
Cedeno, SS4010002.351
Williams, P2000011.000
a-Walker, PH1000002.462
Eyre, P0000000.000

a-Grounded out for Williams in the 7th. b-Flied out for Bynum in the 9th.

2B: Murton (2, Duke), Ramirez (1, Duke).
TB: Hairston; Lee; Ramirez 2; Pagan; Murton 3; Cedeno.
RBI: Murton (9).
2-out RBI: Murton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cedeno; Walker; Barrett.
Team LOB: 7.

CS: Pagan (1, 2nd base by Duke/Cota).

E: Cedeno (3, throw), Williams (1, pickoff).
DP: 3 (Cedeno-Hairston-Lee, Ramirez-Lee, Lee).

Duffy, CF3000100.178
Wilson, J, SS4000001.341
Bay, LF0000300.341
Burnitz, RF4010003.260
Gonzalez, P0000000.000
Wilson, C, 1B3210122.345
Randa, 3B2011011.243
Castillo, 2B2010101.318
Cota, C3000002.172
Duke, P2000012.200
a-Sanchez, PH1000000.417
Grabow, P0000000.000
Hernandez, R, P0000000.000
McLouth, RF0000000.250

a-Grounded out for Duke in the 7th.

2B: Randa (3, Williams).
3B: Wilson, C (1, Williams).
TB: Burnitz; Wilson, C 3; Randa 2; Castillo.
RBI: Randa (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, C; Duke.
SF: Randa.
GIDP: Cota.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Wilson, C (1, 2nd base off Williams/Barrett).
CS: Castillo (1, 2nd base by Williams/Barrett).

Williams (L, 0-1)6.04214302.45
Eyre 2.00002100.00
Duke (W, 1-1)7.06111504.50
Grabow (H, 1)0.10000006.43
Hernandez, R (H, 3)0.21001100.00
Gonzalez (S, 2)1.00000003.60

HBP: Bay (by Williams).
Pitches-strikes: Williams 94-57, Eyre 32-18, Duke 104-71, Grabow 4-3, Hernandez, R 16-8, Gonzalez 4-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Williams 7-7, Eyre 1-4, Duke 11-4, Grabow 1-0, Hernandez, R 0-1, Gonzalez 0-3.
Batters faced: Williams 26, Eyre 6, Duke 27, Grabow 1, Hernandez, R 4, Gonzalez 3.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:23.
Att: 34,264.

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