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Chico struggles on
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Cubs 7, Nationals 0
Austin Kearns makes a sliding catch attempt. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Matt Chico put the Nationals in a deep hole from the start, allowing five runs on eight hits in four innings, and he fell to 0-5 as a result in a loss to the Cubs. Meanwhile, the bats were unable to figure out Chicago's pitchers, managing just six hits, two of which came from Felipe Lopez.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (16-8)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 7, Washington 0   WSH
Washington (8-17)
Lost 1
April 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   7 13 2
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 0
Standings thru 4/26/08  |  Recap: CHC | WSH  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Nationals stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, CF3220010.324
  a-Pie, PH-CF1100011.231
Theriot, SS4220101.337
Lee, 1B3223210.366
Ramirez, 3B4022105.293
Fukudome, RF4000123.329
DeRosa, LF5022001.284
Soto, C5000054.316
Cedeno, 2B5030013.375
Zambrano, P3000012.176
  b-Fontenot, PH1000000.200
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  c-Ward, PH1000001.071
  Lieber, P0000000.000
Totals39713751221 

a-Struck out for Johnson in the 6th. b-Flied out for Zambrano in the 8th. c-Flied out for Wuertz in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (8, Chico), Cedeno 2 (5, Chico, Hanrahan), Ramirez 2 (8, Hanrahan, Colome).
TB: Johnson 2; Theriot 2; Lee 3; Ramirez 4; DeRosa 2; Cedeno 5.
RBI: Lee 3 (21), DeRosa 2 (17), Ramirez 2 (19).
2-out RBI: Ramirez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cedeno; Zambrano; Soto; Ramirez 2; Fukudome.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Theriot (6, 2nd base off Hanrahan/Estrada).
CS: Lee (1, 3rd base by Chico/Estrada).

FIELDING
E: Zambrano (1, pickoff), Theriot (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Pie (Milledge at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Cedeno-Theriot-Lee, Theriot-Lee).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, 2B4020111.269
Guzman, SS4010004.311
Zimmerman, 3B4010024.231
Johnson, 1B1000201.208
Milledge, CF4010025.286
Kearns, RF4000011.193
Estrada, C4010010.219
Pena, LF2000211.159
Chico, P1000001.091
  a-Mackowiak, PH1000001.063
  Hanrahan, P0000000.000
  Cordero, P0000000.000
  b-Harris, PH1000001.152
  Colome, P0000000.000
  c-Boone, PH1000001.269
Totals310605821 

a-Grounded out for Chico in the 4th. b-Popped out for Cordero in the 7th. c-Popped out for Colome in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Guzman (7, Zambrano).
TB: Lopez 2; Guzman 2; Zimmerman; Milledge; Estrada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Milledge 2; Zimmerman 2.
GIDP: Guzman; Milledge.
Team LOB: 10.

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (W, 4-1)7.05004502.21
Wuertz 1.00001105.56
Lieber 1.01000201.98
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chico (L, 0-5)4.08552506.68
Hanrahan 2.02002305.28
Cordero 1.01000200.00
Colome 2.02221203.45

WP: Zambrano.
HBP: Johnson (by Zambrano), Pie (by Colome).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 114-69, Wuertz 16-6, Lieber 14-10, Chico 85-51, Hanrahan 49-30, Cordero 17-11, Colome 30-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zambrano 9-6, Wuertz 2-0, Lieber 0-1, Chico 3-3, Hanrahan 3-0, Cordero 0-1, Colome 0-4.
Batters faced: Zambrano 30, Wuertz 3, Lieber 4, Chico 21, Hanrahan 10, Cordero 4, Colome 10.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Ed Montague. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, R to L.
T: 2:52.
Att: 35,188.

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