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Excruciating loss
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Tigers 5, Cubs 4
Carlos Zambrano limited the Tigers to three runs on five hits over seven frames. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Micah Hoffpauir gave the Cubs a late lead with a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning, but it didn't last long, as Kevin Gregg coughed up a two-run homer to pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn as the Tigers walked off victorious.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (34-33)
Lost 2
Detroit 5, Chi Cubs 4   DET
Detroit (39-31)
Won 5
June 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0   4 7 0
Detroit
1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2   5 6 0
Standings thru 6/23/09  |  Recap: CHC | DET  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Tigers stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .224
Theriot, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .284
Bradley, RF 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 .244
Lee, D, 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 .292
Hoffpauir, M, DH 3 1 1 2 1 2 4 .262
Soto, G, C 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .222
  Hill, K, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Fukudome, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .260
Fontenot, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .232
Blanco, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .246
Totals 32 4 7 4 4 9 19  

BATTING
2B: Lee, D (12, Jackson, E).
HR: Hoffpauir, M (6, 8th inning off Zumaya, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Hoffpauir, M 4; Theriot; Blanco; Fontenot; Lee, D 3; Soriano, A.
RBI: Lee, D (37), Soto, G (20), Hoffpauir, M 2 (21).
2-out RBI: Hoffpauir, M 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soto, G; Fontenot; Fukudome.
SF: Soto, G.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Blanco (2, 2nd base by Jackson, E/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Theriot-Blanco-Lee, D).
Pickoffs: Zambrano (Anderson, J at 1st base).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .263
Polanco, 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .264
Cabrera, M, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .329
Thames, M, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .284
Kelly, D, LF 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 .385
Inge, 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .278
Ordonez, RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .271
  1-Anderson, J, PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
  a-Raburn, PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 .235
Laird, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .220
Santiago, R, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .279
Totals 29 5 6 5 3 7 11  

a-Homered for Anderson, J in the 9th.
1-Ran for Ordonez in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Granderson (8, Zambrano).
3B: Polanco (2, Zambrano).
HR: Inge (17, 7th inning off Zambrano, 1 on, 0 out), Raburn (5, 9th inning off Gregg, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Inge 5; Polanco 3; Santiago, R; Raburn 4; Granderson 2.
RBI: Polanco (27), Inge 2 (49), Raburn 2 (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kelly, D; Cabrera, M; Thames, M.
GIDP: Thames, M.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Polanco (3, 2nd base off Marmol/Hill, K).
PO: Anderson, J (1st base by Zambrano).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zambrano 7.0 5 3 3 2 4 1 3.48
Marmol (H, 14) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.48
Gregg (BS, 3)(L, 2-2) 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 1 4.18
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, E 7.0 4 2 2 4 7 0 2.40
Zumaya (BS, 3) 1.0 2 2 2 0 2 1 3.86
Seay 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.74
Lyon (W, 3-3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.08

WP: Zambrano.
HBP: Kelly, D (by Zambrano), Polanco (by Marmol).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 110-61, Marmol 15-9, Gregg 13-8, Jackson, E 113-66, Zumaya 20-14, Seay 11-8, Lyon 5-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zambrano 6-5, Marmol 0-0, Gregg 0-0, Jackson, E 6-6, Zumaya 1-0, Seay 2-0, Lyon 0-0.
Batters faced: Zambrano 27, Marmol 4, Gregg 3, Jackson, E 28, Zumaya 5, Seay 3, Lyon 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Lyon 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 86 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:34.
Att: 38,046.
Venue: Comerica Park.
June 23, 2009
June 23, 2009

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