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Hill rolls merrily to No. 2
Cubs 6, Pirates 1
Ronny Cedeno is greeted by John Mabry and Rich Hill (53) after his homer. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
 Cedeno's homer
After tossing eight innings to win his first Major League game, Rich Hill earned his second straight victory with seven superb innings -- fanning a career-high nine in the process -- as the Cubs won their series with Pittsburgh. Ronny Cedeno's three-run home run broke the game open.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 06, 2006
PIT
Pittsburgh (42-70)
Lost 2
Chi Cubs 6, Pittsburgh 1   CHC
Chi Cubs (47-64)
Won 2
August 6, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 8 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 X   6 9 0
Standings thru 8/6/06  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Cubs Stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Duffy, CF3000012.177
  b-Sanchez, PH1000001.339
  Grabow, P0000000.000
  Marte, P0000000.000
  d-Burnitz, PH1000012.233
Wilson, J, SS5010003.279
Randa, 3B3010110.293
Bay, LF4000033.289
Nady, 1B4010023.272
Castillo, 2B4010013.273
Bautista, RF-CF3000121.258
Paulino, C4131001.318
Snell, P0000000.031
  a-Hernandez, PH-RF0000100.255
  c-McLouth, PH1010000.230
Totals3318131119 

a-Walked for Snell in the 7th. b-Flied out for Duffy in the 7th. c-Singled for Hernandez in the 9th. d-Struck out for Marte in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Paulino (6, 7th inning off Hill, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Wilson, J; Randa; Nady; Castillo; Paulino 6; McLouth.
RBI: Paulino (35).
2-out RBI: Paulino.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bautista; Wilson, J 2; Duffy; Castillo.
S: Snell 2.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Castillo (5, 2nd base off Hill/Barrett).

FIELDING
DP: (Wilson, J-Randa).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4000002.276
Izturis, SS4121010.250
Barrett, C4000002.329
Ramirez, 3B4230000.279
Jones, RF3001022.285
Pagan, LF3021011.306
Mabry, 1B3100122.216
Cedeno, 2B3223011.259
Hill, P2000112.100
  Howry, P00000001.000
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals306962812 

BATTING
2B: Ramirez 2 (24, Snell, Marte), Pagan (4, Snell).
HR: Cedeno (4, 4th inning off Snell, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Izturis 2; Ramirez 5; Pagan 3; Cedeno 5.
RBI: Izturis (14), Cedeno 3 (29), Jones (53), Pagan (11).
2-out RBI: Izturis; Cedeno 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill.
S: Jones.
SF: Pagan.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cedeno (7, 2nd base off Snell/Paulino).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snell (L, 9-8)6.08552614.78
Grabow 1.00000103.94
Marte 1.01110103.15
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hill (W, 2-4)7.05112916.69
Howry 1.01001103.38
Dempster 1.02000104.13

Pitches-strikes: Snell 102-69, Grabow 12-10, Marte 8-6, Hill 103-68, Howry 23-15, Dempster 20-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Snell 7-5, Grabow 2-0, Marte 1-1, Hill 6-6, Howry 1-1, Dempster 2-0.
Batters faced: Snell 27, Grabow 3, Marte 4, Hill 28, Howry 5, Dempster 5.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:30.
Att: 40,320.

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