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Blessed Easter for Rusch
Cubs 7, Pirates 3
Aramis Ramirez and Ronny Cedeno congratulate Todd Walker on his homer. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
Glendon Rusch earned win No. 1 with six strong innings, capping off a good weekend for Chicago's questionable pitchers. Aramis Ramirez homered and drove in three, Todd Walker hit a two-run shot and Derrek Lee added a two-run double in the series win.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 16, 2006
CHC
Chi Cubs (7-4)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 7, Pittsburgh 3   PIT
Pittsburgh (4-10)
Lost 1
April 16, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0   7 10 0
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0   3 7 0
Standings thru 4/16/06  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Pirates Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4230000.261
Bynum, RF5110004.100
Lee, 1B4112002.353
Ramirez, 3B3223100.212
Walker, 2B4112001.433
Murton, LF4000021.310
Cedeno, SS4010000.341
Blanco, C4000001.111
Rusch, P2000010.250
a-Hairston, PH1010000.375
Ohman, P0000000.000
Novoa, P0000000.000
b-Jones, PH0000100.111
Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals357107239 

a-Singled for Rusch in the 7th. b-Walked for Novoa in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (4, Snell), Cedeno (5, Capps).
HR: Walker (1, 1st inning off Snell, 1 on, 2 out), Ramirez (2, 6th inning off Capps, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Pierre 3; Bynum; Lee 2; Ramirez 5; Walker 4; Cedeno 2; Hairston.
RBI: Ramirez 3 (5), Walker 2 (6), Lee 2 (10).
2-out RBI: Ramirez; Walker 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blanco; Lee; Bynum.
S: Pierre.
GIDP: Murton.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pierre (4, 2nd base off Snell/Cota).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Ramirez-Walker-Lee, Cedeno-Walker-Lee).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McLouth, CF4110011.250
Wilson, J, SS4110001.333
Bay, LF3000112.319
Wilson, C, 1B4113021.333
Sanchez, 3B4000010.357
Burnitz, RF4010020.259
Castillo, 2B2010000.326
Capps, P0000000.000
a-Edwards, PH10100001.000
Torres, P0000000.000
b-Randa, PH1000001.237
Cota, C2010101.194
Snell, P0000000.000
Hernandez, J, 2B2000002.182
Totals31373279 

a-Singled for Capps in the 7th. b-Flied out for Torres in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Wilson, C (6, 6th inning off Rusch, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: McLouth; Wilson, J; Wilson, C 4; Burnitz; Castillo; Edwards; Cota.
RBI: Wilson, C 3 (12).
2-out RBI: Wilson, C 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, J.
S: Snell.
GIDP: Cota; Hernandez, J.
Team LOB: 4.

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

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rusch (W, 1-2)6.05331516.60
Ohman 0.100001023.62
Novoa 1.21001000.00
Dempster 1.01000100.00
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snell (L, 0-1)5.06661119.60
Capps 2.03110116.43
Torres 2.01001104.35

Snell pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

WP: Capps.
Pitches-strikes: Rusch 88-62, Ohman 3-3, Novoa 16-10, Dempster 23-17, Snell 76-49, Capps 36-23, Torres 24-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rusch 9-4, Ohman 0-0, Novoa 3-2, Dempster 1-1, Snell 8-6, Capps 2-3, Torres 2-3.
Batters faced: Rusch 23, Ohman 1, Novoa 6, Dempster 4, Snell 21, Capps 9, Torres 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Capps 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:31.
Att: 15,020.

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