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Cubs 12, Pirates 3
Jim Edmonds slides into third with a triple in the second inning.  (Keith Skrakocic/AP)
Fresh off hitting his first career pinch-hit homer, Kosuke Fukudome returned to the lineup and went 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Not to be outdone, Aramis Ramirez hit his third three-run homer in as many games. Their heroics were part of a 17-hit barrage that included an RBI single by Ted Lilly, who threw seven solid innings for the win.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (81-50)
Won 3
Chi Cubs 12, Pittsburgh 3   PIT
Pittsburgh (57-74)
Lost 5
August 25, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 1 4 0 5 0 0 1 1   12 17 0
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0   3 8 0
Standings thru 8/25/08  |  Recap: CHC | PIT  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Pirates stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 5 2 3 0 0 0 2 .288
  Fontenot, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .284
Theriot, SS 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 .317
  Cedeno, R, SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .279
Lee, D, 1B 4 2 3 1 1 0 1 .294
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 3 2 1 3 1 0 2 .288
  b-Blanco, H, PH-C 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .290
Edmonds, CF 5 2 3 1 0 1 2 .237
DeRosa, 2B-3B 4 2 1 0 1 1 2 .287
Fukudome, RF 4 0 3 4 0 0 1 .268
Soto, G, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .282
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Ward, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .215
  Wood, K, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Lilly, P 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .173
  a-Johnson, R, PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .311
Totals 41 12 17 11 4 6 19  

a-Grounded out for Lilly in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Ramirez, Ar in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Howry in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Edmonds 2 (18, Karstens, Davis, J), Lee, D (33, Davis, J), DeRosa (24, Burnett, S), Fukudome (23, Burnett, S).
3B: Edmonds (2, Karstens).
HR: Ramirez, Ar (23, 3rd inning off Karstens, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Cedeno, R; Ramirez, Ar 4; DeRosa 2; Theriot; Fukudome 4; Lilly; Lee, D 4; Soriano, A 3; Edmonds 7.
RBI: Fukudome 4 (53), Lee, D (75), Ramirez, Ar 3 (94), Edmonds (49), Lilly (4), Blanco, H (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Ar; Fukudome; Edmonds 2; Fontenot.
SF: Fukudome.
GIDP: Soriano, A, Ramirez, Ar.
Team RISP: 7-for-18.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Soriano, A 2 (16, 2nd base off Karstens/Doumit, 3rd base off Karstens/Doumit), Theriot (20, 2nd base off Davis, J/Doumit).

FIELDING
DP: (DeRosa-Fontenot-Lee, D).

 
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .277
  Morgan, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Sanchez, F, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .254
  Burnett, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Doumit, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .327
  Chavez, R, C 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .253
LaRoche, 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .269
Michaels, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .231
Moss, LF 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .266
LaRoche, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .164
Wilson, Ja, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .275
  Bautista, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  b-Gomez, PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288
Karstens, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
  Davis, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Rivas, L, PH-SS 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .225
Totals 34 3 8 3 1 8 12  

a-Struck out for Davis, J in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Bautista in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Sanchez, F (22, Lilly), Moss (10, Lilly).
HR: Moss (6, 4th inning off Lilly, 0 on, 2 out), LaRoche (18, 6th inning off Lilly, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Rivas, L; Sanchez, F 3; Moss 6; Chavez, R; McLouth; LaRoche 4.
RBI: Moss (19), LaRoche 2 (57).
2-out RBI: Moss.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Doumit; LaRoche; Sanchez, F.
GIDP: Michaels.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (LaRoche-Sanchez, F-LaRoche 2).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lilly (W, 13-7) 7.0 7 3 3 1 7 2 4.23
Howry 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.40
Wood, K 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.56
 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Karstens (L, 2-3) 3.0 6 5 5 1 1 1 3.48
Davis, J 2.0 5 5 5 2 2 0 5.54
Bautista 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.99
Burnett, S 2.0 4 2 2 1 1 0 4.57

WP: Davis, J.
Pitches-strikes: Lilly 110-76, Howry 10-7, Wood, K 13-9, Karstens 68-40, Davis, J 41-25, Bautista 26-21, Burnett, S 39-24.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lilly 6-5, Howry 1-0, Wood, K 1-1, Karstens 2-5, Davis, J 3-0, Bautista 2-1, Burnett, S 4-1.
Batters faced: Lilly 29, Howry 3, Wood, K 3, Karstens 16, Davis, J 12, Bautista 7, Burnett, S 11.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:56.
Att: 14,454.
Venue: PNC Park.
August 25, 2008
August 25, 2008

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