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Ramirez leads the way
Cubs 13, Pirates 8
Starter Jason Marquis yielded seven runs on eight hits in just 2 2/3 innings. (Jerry Lai/AP)
 Ramirez's go-ahead homer
Four homers, including two after a key sixth-inning error, powered the Cubs past the Pirates. Aramis Ramirez connected for two three-run shots, as Chicago maintained its hold on the NL Central lead.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (66-88)
Lost 7
Chi Cubs 13, Pittsburgh 8   CHC
Chi Cubs (81-73)
Won 2
September 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1   8 12 3
Chi Cubs
4 1 2 0 0 5 1 0 X   13 16 0
Standings thru 9/21/07  |  Recap: PIT|CHC  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Cubs Stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Morgan, CF5121001.267
McLouth, LF4110120.255
Sanchez, F, 2B4000123.306
LaRoche, 1B3110211.273
Nady, RF4113113.286
Bautista, 3B4121104.260
Paulino, C5111022.262
Izturis, SS2221000.259
  Kata, SS3010001.217
Maholm, P2011011.186
  Osoria, P1000000.000
  Grabow, P0000000.000
  a-Phelps, PH1000012.305
  Bullington, P0000000.500
  Perez, P0000000.000
Totals38812861018 

a-Struck out for Grabow in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Izturis (13, Marquis), LaRoche (37, Marquis), Bautista (33, Marquis).
3B: Izturis (2, Marquis).
HR: Nady (19, 9th inning off Dempster, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Morgan 2; McLouth; LaRoche 2; Nady 4; Bautista 3; Paulino; Izturis 5; Kata; Maholm.
RBI: Nady 3 (70), Morgan (4), Bautista (62), Paulino (55), Izturis (14), Maholm (5).
2-out RBI: Morgan; Bautista; Paulino; Izturis; Maholm.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bautista 2; Phelps.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Morgan (5, 2nd base off Marquis/Soto), McLouth (21, 2nd base off Marquis/Soto).
CS: Morgan (2, 2nd base by Marquis/Soto).

FIELDING
E: Izturis (8, throw), Sanchez, F (8, missed catch), Bautista (17, throw).
DP: (Kata-Sanchez, F-LaRoche).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF5221013.293
DeRosa, 2B4210014.297
Lee, 1B5331002.313
Ramirez, 3B5226001.314
Murton, RF4120011.275
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  Wood, P0000000.000
  c-Blanco, PH1000000.170
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Soto, C4222101.400
Monroe, CF2110011.224
  Pie, CF2000110.212
Theriot, SS5020002.269
Marquis, P1000012.129
  Ohman, P0000000.000
  a-Cedeno, PH1011000.164
  Hart, P0000000.000
  b-Fuld, PH1000000.000
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  Jones, RF1000000.273
Totals411316112617 

a-Singled for Ohman in the 3rd. b-Grounded out for Hart in the 5th. c-Grounded out for Wood in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (40, Maholm).
HR: Soriano (29, 1st inning off Maholm, 0 on, 0 out), Ramirez 2 (25, 1st inning off Maholm, 2 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Osoria, 2 on, 1 out), Soto (3, 6th inning off Grabow, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Soriano 5; DeRosa; Lee 4; Ramirez 8; Murton 2; Soto 5; Monroe; Theriot 2; Cedeno.
RBI: Soriano (60), Ramirez 6 (98), Cedeno (9), Soto 2 (6), Lee (75).
2-out RBI: Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Marquis; Lee 2.
GIDP: Theriot.
Team LOB: 7.

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maholm 2.010760325.02
Osoria (L, 0-2)3.12320314.44
Grabow 0.22220013.88
Bullington 1.02100006.00
Perez 1.00002003.60
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marquis 2.28772104.35
Ohman 0.11000005.05
Hart 2.00002300.93
Eyre (W, 2-1)1.00001004.32
Marmol 1.01001301.23
Wood 1.00000204.19
Dempster 1.02110114.16

Maholm pitched to 4 batters in the 3rd.

WP: Osoria.
IBB: LaRoche (by Marquis).
HBP: DeRosa (by Maholm).
Pitches-strikes: Maholm 61-37, Osoria 42-28, Grabow 9-5, Bullington 14-10, Perez 17-7, Marquis 55-35, Ohman 4-3, Hart 33-21, Eyre 13-7, Marmol 19-12, Wood 13-9, Dempster 20-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Maholm 2-1, Osoria 3-4, Grabow 1-1, Bullington 0-3, Perez 3-0, Marquis 3-3, Ohman 1-0, Hart 2-1, Eyre 2-1, Marmol 0-0, Wood 0-1, Dempster 1-1.
Batters faced: Maholm 18, Osoria 13, Grabow 4, Bullington 5, Perez 4, Marquis 17, Ohman 2, Hart 8, Eyre 4, Marmol 5, Wood 3, Dempster 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Osoria 3-1, Ohman 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 85 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 41,591.

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