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Comeback comes up short
Pirates 7, Cubs 5
Aramis Ramirez jacked a two-run homer in the fourth inning on Thursday. (Nam Y Huh/AP)
 Moore's first home run
 Marmol's first big-league homer
 Ramirez's home run
Chicago erased a five-run deficit thanks to three homers, including the first career long balls for Carlos Marmol and Scott Moore. But the bullpen couldn't seal the deal, allowing the go-ahead runs in the ninth, as the Cubs dropped the finale to Pittsburgh.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 07, 2006
PIT
Pittsburgh (57-84)
Won 1
Pittsburgh 7, Chi Cubs 5   CHC
Chi Cubs (56-84)
Lost 1
September 7, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2   7 9 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0   5 10 0
Standings thru 9/7/06  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Cubs Stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Duffy, CF4343100.226
Wilson, SS3000211.273
Nady, RF5122012.289
Bay, LF4000102.284
Doumit, 1B4110123.204
  Randa, 1B0000000.262
Bautista, 3B3010104.248
Castillo, 2B4100024.268
Cota, C3001021.192
Chacon, P3111021.125
  Perez, J, P0000000.000
  Sharpless, P0000000.000
  a-Burnitz, PH1000010.232
  Marte, P0000000.000
  Bayliss, P0000000.000
  Torres, P0000000.250
Totals3479761118 

a-Struck out for Sharpless in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Chacon (1, Marshall).
HR: Duffy 2 (2, 1st inning off Marshall, 0 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Eyre, 0 on, 0 out), Nady (16, 9th inning off Dempster, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Duffy 10; Nady 5; Doumit; Bautista; Chacon 2.
RBI: Duffy 3 (15), Nady 2 (57), Cota (5), Chacon (1).
2-out RBI: Nady; Chacon; Duffy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay; Wilson; Bautista 2.
SF: Cota.
GIDP: Castillo.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Duffy 2 (18, 2nd base off Marshall/Blanco, 2nd base off Marshall/Blanco).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Wilson-Randa, Wilson-Castillo-Doumit).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF5000011.289
Bynum, 2B2110100.250
  b-Theriot, PH-2B1000000.329
Ramirez, 3B4112011.280
Jones, RF3010101.286
Pagan, LF3100012.271
  c-Murton, PH-LF1000010.296
Moore, S, 1B3122001.400
  Lee, 1B1010000.301
Blanco, C4020002.266
Cedeno, SS4010023.243
Marshall, P1000001.143
  Marmol, P1111000.261
  a-Coats, PH1000011.000
  Walrond, P0000000.000
  Aardsma, P0000000.000
  Novoa, P0000000.200
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  Dempster, P0000000.000
  d-Mabry, PH1000001.216
Totals3551052714 

a-Struck out for Marmol in the 6th. b-Lined out for Bynum in the 7th. c-Struck out for Pagan in the 8th. d-Grounded into a double play for Dempster in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Blanco (10, Chacon), Bynum (4, Chacon), Moore, S (1, Chacon).
HR: Ramirez (32, 4th inning off Chacon, 1 on, 0 out), Marmol (1, 5th inning off Chacon, 0 on, 0 out), Moore, S (1, 6th inning off Chacon, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bynum 2; Ramirez 4; Jones; Moore, S 6; Lee; Blanco 3; Cedeno; Marmol 4.
RBI: Ramirez 2 (93), Moore, S 2 (2), Marmol (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierre; Cedeno.
GIDP: Moore, S; Mabry.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Cedeno-Bynum-Moore, S).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chacon 6.08552536.80
Perez, J 0.10000000.00
Sharpless 0.20000001.69
Marte 0.21000103.93
Bayliss (W, 1-0)0.10000006.14
Torres (S, 4)1.01000103.47
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marshall 4.07552115.27
Marmol 2.00001405.35
Walrond 0.000010015.19
Aardsma 1.00002104.46
Novoa 0.20000204.35
Eyre (L, 0-2)0.11110112.78
Dempster 1.01110214.66

Walrond pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Eyre pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Marshall.
Pitches-strikes: Chacon 97-60, Perez, J 2-1, Sharpless 6-4, Marte 11-6, Bayliss 2-1, Torres 12-8, Marshall 69-43, Marmol 32-20, Walrond 4-0, Aardsma 27-14, Novoa 9-7, Eyre 7-4, Dempster 21-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Chacon 8-5, Perez, J 1-0, Sharpless 0-2, Marte 0-1, Bayliss 0-1, Torres 2-0, Marshall 8-3, Marmol 1-1, Walrond 0-0, Aardsma 2-0, Novoa 0-0, Eyre 0-0, Dempster 1-0.
Batters faced: Chacon 27, Perez, J 1, Sharpless 2, Marte 3, Bayliss 1, Torres 3, Marshall 20, Marmol 7, Walrond 1, Aardsma 5, Novoa 2, Eyre 2, Dempster 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Bayliss 1-0, Aardsma 1-0.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Larry Young. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 80 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 27,105.

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