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Big letdown
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Nationals 15, Cubs 5
Carlos Zambrano celebrated his 20th career homer but little else. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Charged with revitalizing the Cubs, Carlos Zambrano instead struggled in his return from the disabled list, allowing eight earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. He helped his cause with a homer, but it was one of few Cubs offensive highlights.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (45-81)
Won 1
Washington 15, Chi Cubs 6   CHC
Chi Cubs (62-61)
Lost 1
August 25, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 1 0 2 6 0 3 3 0   15 14 2
Chi Cubs
0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 1   6 12 2
Standings thru 8/25/09  |  Recap: WSH | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Nationals stats  |  Cubs stats
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Harris, CF 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 .223
Guzman, C, SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 .305
Zimmerman, 3B 3 3 2 1 2 0 0 .301
Dunn, A, 1B 4 2 1 0 1 3 2 .286
  Padilla, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077
Willingham, LF 4 5 4 6 1 0 0 .301
  Rivera, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Belliard, 2B-1B 5 2 3 0 0 1 3 .256
Dukes, RF 3 1 2 5 2 0 2 .238
Nieves, C 4 0 1 3 0 0 1 .262
Mock, P 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .067
  Clippard, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
  Gonzalez, Al, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Totals 37 15 14 15 6 8 11  

BATTING
2B: Dukes (16, Zambrano), Zimmerman (28, Marshall, S).
HR: Willingham 2 (21, 4th inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 1 out; 8th inning off Gorzelanny, 2 on, 2 out), Dukes (8, 5th inning off Heilman, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Dunn, A; Zimmerman 3; Nieves; Belliard 3; Willingham 10; Dukes 6; Guzman, C.
RBI: Nieves 3 (21), Willingham 6 (56), Dukes 5 (51), Zimmerman (86).
2-out RBI: Dukes 4; Willingham 3.
SF: Nieves.
GIDP: Clippard, Nieves.
Team RISP: 5-for-9.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Dukes (9, home by Zambrano/Soto, G).

FIELDING
E: Zimmerman (14, throw), Guzman, C (16, fielding).
PB: Nieves (3).
DP: 2 (Zimmerman-Belliard-Dunn, A, Nieves-Guzman, C).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 .296
Bradley, RF 4 2 4 1 1 0 0 .259
Lee, D, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 4 .291
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .318
Fukudome, CF 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 .275
Fox, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .297
Soto, G, C 4 0 1 2 0 2 2 .218
Fontenot, 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .222
  Guzman, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gorzelanny, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
  b-Fuld, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Zambrano, P 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .245
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Miles, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .177
  Marshall, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
  Baker, Je, 2B 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .284
Totals 39 6 12 6 2 8 19  

a-Struck out for Heilman in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Gorzelanny in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Soto, G (13, Mock), Lee, D (28, Clippard).
HR: Zambrano (4, 3rd inning off Mock, 0 on, 1 out), Bradley (10, 7th inning off Clippard, 0 on, 2 out), Baker, Je (3, 9th inning off Rivera, S, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bradley 7; Zambrano 4; Ramirez, Ar 2; Baker, Je 4; Soto, G 2; Fukudome 2; Lee, D 2.
RBI: Zambrano (8), Fukudome (47), Soto, G 2 (31), Bradley (32), Baker, Je (15).
2-out RBI: Soto, G 2; Bradley.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Theriot; Fontenot; Ramirez, Ar; Fukudome.
GIDP: Soto, G.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ramirez, Ar (1, 2nd base by Mock/Nieves).

FIELDING
E: Fontenot (7, throw), Fox (4, fielding).
DP: 2 (Theriot-Baker, Je-Lee, D, Baker, Je-Theriot-Lee, D).

 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mock (W, 3-5) 5.2 7 4 4 2 6 1 5.23
Clippard 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 1 2.50
Rivera, S 2.0 3 1 1 0 2 1 5.55
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zambrano (L, 7-5) 4.1 7 8 8 3 4 1 3.80
Heilman 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.55
Marshall, S 1.1 3 3 3 1 2 0 4.70
Guzman, A 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.29
Gorzelanny 1.0 2 3 3 1 1 1 5.72
Gregg 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.32

IBB: Dukes (by Marshall, S).
HBP: Harris (by Zambrano).
Pitches-strikes: Mock 89-59, Clippard 24-15, Rivera, S 36-26, Zambrano 95-55, Heilman 7-5, Marshall, S 32-18, Guzman, A 4-3, Gorzelanny 25-14, Gregg 8-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mock 4-3, Clippard 0-1, Rivera, S 3-1, Zambrano 4-2, Heilman 1-0, Marshall, S 2-0, Guzman, A 1-0, Gorzelanny 0-1, Gregg 2-0.
Batters faced: Mock 25, Clippard 6, Rivera, S 10, Zambrano 23, Heilman 3, Marshall, S 8, Guzman, A 2, Gorzelanny 6, Gregg 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Clippard 1-0, Heilman 3-3, Guzman, A 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: D.J. Reyburn. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:55.
Att: 37,297.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
August 25, 2009
August 25, 2009

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