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Cubs drop tough one
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Nationals 5, Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome flies out in the first inning on Friday night. (AP)
The Cubs battled the Nats close all game, but succumbed in the bottom of the ninth as Bob Howry yielded a one-out, two-run homer to Wil Nieves in the North Siders' first contest at Nationals Park.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (15-8)
Lost 2
Washington 5, Chi Cubs 3   WSH
Washington (8-16)
Won 2
April 25, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0   3 8 1
Washington
2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   5 7 0
Standings thru 4/25/08  |  Recap: CHC | WSH  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Nationals stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, CF4210013.308
Theriot, SS4021100.329
Lee, 1B4010113.357
Ramirez, 3B4121101.284
Fukudome, RF4020004.346
DeRosa, LF2000122.276
Soto, C3000131.338
Cedeno, 2B3000011.343
  a-Ward, PH0000000.077
  b-Murton, PH0001100.100
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  Howry, P0000000.000
Dempster, P3000001.111
  c-Blanco, PH0000000.357
  d-Fontenot, PH-2B1000013.205
Totals323836919 

a-Batted for Cedeno in the 8th. b-Walked for Ward in the 8th. c-Batted for Dempster in the 8th. d-Struck out for Blanco in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (7, Perez), Theriot (6, Perez), Fukudome (6, Perez).
TB: Johnson; Theriot 3; Lee 2; Ramirez 2; Fukudome 3.
RBI: Theriot (7), Ramirez (17), Murton (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fukudome 2; DeRosa 2; Johnson 2.
S: DeRosa.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Theriot 2 (5, 2nd base by Ayala/Nieves, 3rd base by Perez/Estrada).

FIELDING
E: Lee (2, fielding).
DP: (Cedeno-Theriot-Lee).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, 2B4000011.254
Guzman, SS4110000.314
Zimmerman, 3B2110210.230
Johnson, 1B4112024.211
Milledge, CF2021200.287
Estrada, C3000003.214
  Ayala, P0000000.000
  O'Connor, P0000000.000
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  a-Boone, PH1000003.280
  Rauch, P0000000.000
Pena, LF3000010.167
  Kearns, RF1110000.202
Mackowiak, RF2000110.067
  Harris, LF1000011.156
Perez, P1000000.222
  Nieves, C2112000.350
Totals305755712 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Rivera in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Johnson (3, 1st inning off Dempster, 1 on, 2 out), Nieves (1, 9th inning off Howry, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Guzman; Zimmerman; Johnson 4; Milledge 2; Kearns; Nieves 4.
RBI: Johnson 2 (14), Milledge (8), Nieves 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Johnson 2; Milledge.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez; Boone 2.
S: Perez.
GIDP: Johnson.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Milledge (3, 2nd base by Dempster/Soto).

FIELDING
DP: (Nieves-Lopez).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dempster 7.04323512.90
Marmol 1.01002101.65
Howry (L, 0-2)0.12220117.30
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez 6.05224703.31
Ayala (H, 6)1.13111103.65
O'Connor (BS, 1)0.00001000.00
Rivera 0.20000104.41
Rauch (W, 2-0)1.00000005.06

O'Connor pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Dempster.
IBB: Soto (by Ayala).
HBP: Johnson (by Perez).
Pitches-strikes: Dempster 108-62, Marmol 20-9, Howry 10-8, Perez 101-60, Ayala 24-14, O'Connor 5-1, Rivera 6-5, Rauch 9-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Dempster 11-4, Marmol 2-0, Howry 0-0, Perez 5-5, Ayala 1-1, O'Connor 0-0, Rivera 1-0, Rauch 0-3.
Batters faced: Dempster 27, Marmol 6, Howry 3, Perez 27, Ayala 7, O'Connor 1, Rivera 2, Rauch 3.
Inherited runners-scored: O'Connor 3-1, Rivera 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Ed Montague. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:50.
Att: 35,154.

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