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Streak ends at five
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Pirates 3, Cubs 0
Aramis Ramirez collected two of the Cubs' five hits in the loss. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Riding high on a five-game winning streak -- which included a four-game sweep of the rival Brewers in a crucial series -- the Cubs, unable to solve the Pirates' hurlers, suffered a letdown. Jason Marquis battled through six innings, but the offense could not muster any support.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (51-58)
Won 1
Pittsburgh 3, Chi Cubs 0   CHC
Chi Cubs (65-45)
Lost 1
August 1, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   3 9 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
Standings thru 8/1/08  |  Recap: PIT | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Cubs stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rivas, L, 2B5020024.257
Mientkiewicz, 1B5000012.276
McLouth, CF4000011.277
Doumit, C3110001.333
LaRoche, An, 3B4110001.206
Moss, RF3000122.284
Michaels, LF3122101.238
Wilson, Ja, SS4031011.284
Karstens, P1000001.000
  Bautista, D, P0000000.200
  Burnett, P0000000.333
  a-Bautista, J, PH1000010.250
  Grabow, P0000000.000
Totals333932814 

a-Struck out for Burnett in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Wilson, Ja (13, Marquis).
HR: Michaels (6, 6th inning off Marquis, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Rivas, L 2; Doumit; LaRoche, An; Michaels 5; Wilson, Ja 4.
RBI: Michaels 2 (40), Wilson, Ja (14).
2-out RBI: Michaels.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rivas, L 4; Karstens; Doumit.
S: Karstens 2.
GIDP: Mientkiewicz.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Moss (Fukudome at 1st base).
DP: 4 (Wilson, Ja-Rivas, L-Mientkiewicz, Moss-Mientkiewicz, Rivas, L-Wilson, Ja-Mientkiewicz, LaRoche, An-Rivas, L-Mientkiewicz).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4010000.290
Fukudome, RF2000202.280
Lee, 1B3000102.290
Ramirez, A, 3B3020100.277
Edmonds, CF1000210.240
  b-Johnson, PH-CF1000002.284
Soto, C4000015.275
Fontenot, 2B3010012.288
  c-DeRosa, PH0000100.271
Cedeno, SS3000001.277
  Samardzija, P0000000.000
  Marmol, P0000000.000
  d-Blanco, PH1000001.289
Marquis, P2010000.175
  Cotts, P0000000.000
  a-Theriot, PH-SS1000010.318
Totals280507415 

a-Struck out for Cotts in the 7th. b-Grounded into a double play for Edmonds in the 8th. c-Walked for Fontenot in the 9th. d-Grounded into a double play for Marmol in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Soriano; Ramirez, A 2; Fontenot; Marquis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soto 2; Fukudome; Fontenot 2.
GIDP: Cedeno; Johnson; Blanco.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Lee-Cedeno-Marquis).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Karstens (W, 1-0)6.05004200.00
Bautista, D (H, 6)1.10002103.23
Burnett (H, 3)0.20000004.25
Grabow (S, 1)1.00001103.13
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marquis (L, 6-7)6.08331214.68
Cotts 1.01000102.66
Samardzija 1.00001203.00
Marmol 1.00000303.64

HBP: Doumit (by Marquis).
Pitches-strikes: Karstens 101-62, Bautista, D 24-12, Burnett 4-2, Grabow 10-6, Marquis 102-63, Cotts 16-11, Samardzija 24-13, Marmol 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Karstens 9-6, Bautista, D 2-1, Burnett 2-0, Grabow 2-0, Marquis 8-8, Cotts 1-1, Samardzija 1-0, Marmol 0-0.
Batters faced: Karstens 25, Bautista, D 6, Burnett 1, Grabow 3, Marquis 27, Cotts 4, Samardzija 4, Marmol 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Burnett 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Brian Knight. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 41,340.
August 1, 2008

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