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Cubs 14, Pirates 9
Adam LaRoche drove in two in the first, and scored later that inning. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
Adam LaRoche doubled in two in the first to start the scoring, and six Pirates starters had multihit nights, but the bullpen walked in the loss in a seven-run eighth. With this contest, the Bucs, who are on a six-game winless streak, dropped game No. 6 to the Cubs at PNC Park.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (82-50)
Won 4
Chi Cubs 14, Pittsburgh 9   PIT
Pittsburgh (57-75)
Lost 6
August 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 1 4 1 1 0 7 0   14 13 3
Pittsburgh
3 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 1   9 15 0
Standings thru 8/26/08  |  Recap: CHC | PIT  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Pirates stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 6 2 3 0 0 0 3 .291
Theriot, SS 4 1 0 0 2 1 3 .314
Lee, D, 1B 5 2 1 2 1 2 3 .293
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 1 0 1 2 1 3 .285
Edmonds, CF 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .235
  a-Johnson, R, PH-CF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 .314
DeRosa, 2B 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 .289
  Cotts, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gaudin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Cedeno, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .277
  Marshall, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375
  c-Blanco, H, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .287
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wood, K, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Fukudome, RF 3 1 0 0 2 1 6 .266
Soto, G, C 5 3 3 7 0 0 3 .285
Zambrano, P 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 .365
  Samardzija, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Fontenot, 2B 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 .291
Totals 39 14 13 14 9 7 30  

a-Walked for Edmonds in the 7th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Gaudin in the 7th. c-Flied out for Marshall, S in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano, A (22, Snell), Soto, G 2 (31, Snell, Burnett, S), DeRosa (25, Bautista), Fontenot (19, Burnett, S).
HR: Soto, G (20, 6th inning off Yates, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Zambrano; DeRosa 3; Soto, G 8; Johnson, R; Fontenot 3; Lee, D; Soriano, A 4.
RBI: Lee, D 2 (77), Soto, G 7 (78), Zambrano (14), DeRosa (78), Ramirez, Ar (95), Johnson, R (46), Fontenot (32).
2-out RBI: DeRosa; Soto, G 3; Fontenot.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Edmonds; Fukudome; Soto, G 2; Soriano, A.
GIDP: Theriot.
Team RISP: 6-for-19.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lee, D (8, 2nd base off Bautista/Doumit).

FIELDING
E: Zambrano (3, pickoff), Ramirez, Ar (12, throw), Soriano, A (4, fielding).
PB: Soto, G (5).
Outfield assists: Fukudome (Moss at 3rd base).

 
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 5 1 3 0 1 1 1 .250
McLouth, CF 5 1 0 0 1 1 6 .274
Doumit, C 5 1 2 1 1 2 4 .328
LaRoche, 1B 5 2 1 2 0 1 4 .268
Moss, RF 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .270
Mientkiewicz, 3B 5 1 2 2 0 1 2 .282
Sanchez, F, 2B 3 2 2 1 2 0 0 .256
Wilson, Ja, SS 5 0 2 2 0 0 5 .277
Snell, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .143
  a-Rivas, L, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .229
  Bautista, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  b-Michaels, PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .230
  Yates, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-LaRoche, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .163
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hansen, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Burnett, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  Capps, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Gomez, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .287
Totals 43 9 15 9 5 10 28  

a-Singled for Snell in the 4th. b-Grounded into a fielder's choice for Bautista in the 5th. c-Struck out for Yates in the 6th. d-Struck out for Capps in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: LaRoche (22, Zambrano), Wilson, Ja 2 (18, Zambrano, Wood, K), Sanchez, F (23, Wood, K).
3B: Mientkiewicz (1, Cotts).
TB: Rivas, L; Sanchez, F 3; Moss 2; Doumit 2; Wilson, Ja 4; LaRoche 2; Morgan 3; Mientkiewicz 4.
RBI: LaRoche 2 (59), Sanchez, F (47), Doumit (51), Wilson, Ja 2 (21), Michaels (46), Mientkiewicz 2 (28).
2-out RBI: Sanchez, F; Doumit.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, Ja 2; LaRoche; McLouth; LaRoche; Doumit 2.
Team RISP: 8-for-21.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Morgan (4, 2nd base off Zambrano/Soto, G), Rivas, L (3, 2nd base off Zambrano/Soto, G).
CS: Morgan (4, 2nd base by Marshall, S/Soto, G).

FIELDING
DP: (Wilson, Ja-Sanchez, F-LaRoche).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zambrano 4.1 8 6 6 4 3 0 3.53
Samardzija 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.04
Cotts 0.2 2 2 1 1 0 0 3.62
Gaudin 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.92
Marshall, S (W, 3-3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.60
Marmol 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.75
Wood, K 1.0 3 1 1 0 3 0 2.68
 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Snell 4.0 5 5 5 4 2 0 5.77
Bautista 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 4.10
Yates 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 5.07
Grabow (H, 11) 1.0 1 1 1 2 0 0 3.09
Hansen (BS, 3)(L, 1-5) 0.0 1 4 4 3 0 0 6.20
Burnett, S 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 4.86
Capps 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.98

Grabow pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Hansen pitched to 4 batters in the 8th.

WP: Zambrano, Bautista, Grabow.
IBB: Sanchez, F (by Cotts).
HBP: Fontenot (by Yates).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 98-57, Samardzija 6-4, Cotts 17-8, Gaudin 7-5, Marshall, S 9-7, Marmol 11-10, Wood, K 25-17, Snell 95-59, Bautista 18-11, Yates 18-11, Grabow 27-13, Hansen 18-6, Burnett, S 18-12, Capps 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zambrano 4-3, Samardzija 1-0, Cotts 2-1, Gaudin 0-0, Marshall, S 1-0, Marmol 0-1, Wood, K 0-0, Snell 3-5, Bautista 1-0, Yates 1-1, Grabow 2-1, Hansen 0-0, Burnett, S 1-1, Capps 0-1.
Batters faced: Zambrano 26, Samardzija 2, Cotts 6, Gaudin 2, Marshall, S 3, Marmol 3, Wood, K 6, Snell 20, Bautista 5, Yates 5, Grabow 6, Hansen 4, Burnett, S 6, Capps 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Samardzija 2-1, Cotts 2-0, Gaudin 2-0, Hansen 1-1, Burnett, S 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:59.
Att: 17,929.
Venue: PNC Park.
August 26, 2008
August 26, 2008

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