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Cubs 2, Pirates 0
Raul Chavez is forced out at second, but prevents a double play in the process. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (83-50)
Won 5
Chi Cubs 2, Pittsburgh 0   PIT
Pittsburgh (57-76)
Lost 7
August 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 7 1
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
Standings thru 8/27/08  |  Recap: CHC | PIT  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Pirates stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .294
Theriot, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .314
Lee, D, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .291
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .284
Johnson, R, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .313
DeRosa, RF-2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .291
Cedeno, R, 2B 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 .272
  a-Fukudome, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Blanco, H, C 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 .278
Marquis, P 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 .196
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wood, K, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 2 7 2 2 7 13  

a-Grounded out for Cedeno, R in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano, A (23, Duke), Theriot (18, Duke), DeRosa (26, Duke).
TB: Theriot 2; Johnson, R; Soriano, A 3; DeRosa 3; Marquis.
RBI: Cedeno, R (25), Blanco, H (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Ar; Soriano, A; Johnson, R.
SAC: Blanco, H.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Soriano, A (2, 2nd base by Duke/Chavez, R).
PO: Soriano, A (1st base by Duke).

FIELDING
E: Soriano, A (5, fielding).

 
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .250
Wilson, Ja, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .277
McLouth, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272
LaRoche, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .265
Moss, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .264
Sanchez, F, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .256
LaRoche, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .159
Chavez, R, C 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .266
Duke, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .146
  a-Mientkiewicz, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .282
  Chavez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 0 5 0 1 7 13  

a-Walked for Duke in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Sanchez, F (2, Marquis).
TB: Sanchez, F 3; Morgan; Chavez, R 2; Wilson, Ja.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche; McLouth; LaRoche; Wilson, Ja.
SAC: Duke.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Duke (Soriano, A at 1st base).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marquis (W, 9-7) 7.0 5 0 0 0 3 0 4.52
Marmol (H, 25) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.71
Wood, K (S, 27) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.63
 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duke (L, 4-13) 8.0 7 2 2 2 6 0 5.14
Chavez, J 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

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
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