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Cubs foiled in the ninth
Braves 6, Cubs 5
Ryan Dempster allowed three runs on two hits and two walks. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
 Bynum's two-run homer
Carlos Zambrano walked four in the first before settling and not allowing a hit until the seventh. But Cubs closer Ryan Dempster couldn't seal the deal on Zambrano's fourth straight victory, allowing three runs in the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 26, 2006
ATL
Atlanta (25-23)
Won 2
Atlanta 6, Chi Cubs 5   CHC
Chi Cubs (18-29)
Lost 4
May 26, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3   6 5 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0   5 12 2
Standings thru 5/26/06  |  Gameday  |  Braves Stats  |  Cubs Stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Giles, 2B3211210.237
Renteria, SS4001112.314
Jones, C, 3B3100214.308
Jones, A, CF3011111.271
LaRoche, 1B1000200.241
b-Jordan, PH-1B2000003.242
Francoeur, RF3002113.249
Langerhans, LF3000023.242
c-Diaz, PH-LF1000011.385
Pratt, C3000010.180
d-Orr, PH1110000.212
Ray, P0000000.000
Hudson, P2000010.100
a-Betemit, PH1110000.284
McBride, P0000000.000
Paronto, P0000000.000
Remlinger, P0000000.000
e-Pena, B, PH-C11100001.000
Totals3165591017 

a-Doubled for Hudson in the 7th. b-Lined out for LaRoche in the 8th. c-Struck out for Langerhans in the 8th. d-Singled for Pratt in the 9th. e-Singled for Remlinger in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Betemit (6, Zambrano).
TB: Giles; Jones, A; Orr; Betemit 2; Pena, B.
RBI: Francoeur 2 (38), Giles (8), Renteria (18), Jones, A (46).
2-out RBI: Francoeur; Giles.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Langerhans 2; Francoeur; Jordan.
SF: Jones, A.
Team LOB: 8.

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF5010002.230
Perez, 2B5110011.195
Walker, 1B5120001.294
Barrett, C5121001.295
Jones, RF4011011.277
Ramirez, 3B4131001.247
Bynum, LF3112012.225
Cedeno, SS3010100.280
Zambrano, P3000012.048
Howry, P0000000.000
Eyre, P0000000.000
a-Mabry, PH1000012.183
Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals3851251513 

a-Struck out for Eyre in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (9, Hudson), Jones (6, Hudson), Barrett (7, McBride).
HR: Bynum (2, 6th inning off Hudson, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Pierre; Perez; Walker 2; Barrett 3; Jones 2; Ramirez 4; Bynum 4; Cedeno.
RBI: Jones (20), Ramirez (24), Bynum 2 (5), Barrett (22).
2-out RBI: Barrett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bynum; Zambrano; Jones; Pierre.
S: Bynum.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Perez 2 (4, missed catch, throw).

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hudson 6.08441214.12
McBride 1.02110104.50
Paronto 0.12000001.08
Remlinger (W, 2-2)0.20000102.93
Ray (S, 1)1.00000101.57
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano 6.22226803.45
Howry (H, 7)0.11111002.49
Eyre (H, 6)1.00000101.52
Dempster (BS, 3)(L, 0-3)1.02322103.97

Howry pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Dempster.
IBB: Cedeno (by Hudson).
Pitches-strikes: Hudson 76-54, McBride 20-15, Paronto 9-7, Remlinger 11-6, Ray 13-9, Zambrano 124-74, Howry 16-10, Eyre 12-6, Dempster 32-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hudson 10-6, McBride 0-2, Paronto 1-0, Remlinger 0-1, Ray 0-2, Zambrano 5-7, Howry 1-0, Eyre 1-1, Dempster 0-2.
Batters faced: Hudson 27, McBride 5, Paronto 3, Remlinger 2, Ray 3, Zambrano 28, Howry 3, Eyre 3, Dempster 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Remlinger 2-0, Howry 1-0, Eyre 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian O'Nora. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 71 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 40,865.

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