Raul Chavez is forced out at second, but prevents a double play in the process. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
By Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com
Seeking his first win since June 9, lefty Zach Duke gave the Pirates eight strong innings of two-run ball in the series finale, but took the loss as the Bucs were held to five hits -- two by Raul Chavez -- by Jason Marquis and the Cubs' bullpen.
Game Scores: Marquis , Duke . WP: Duke. Pitches-strikes: Marquis 95-61, Marmol 16-11, Wood, K 10-7, Duke 117-76, Chavez, J 11-6. Groundouts-flyouts: Marquis 11-6, Marmol 0-0, Wood, K 1-0, Duke 12-3, Chavez, J 1-1. Batters faced: Marquis 26, Marmol 4, Wood, K 3, Duke 32, Chavez, J 3. Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B:
Jim Joyce. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Adrian Johnson. Weather: 72 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 12 mph, L to R. T:
2:17. Att: 15,260. Venue: PNC Park. August 27, 2008 August 27, 2008
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner