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Livan lively, 'pen lowly
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Cubs 9, Nationals 4
Josh Willingham follows through on his sac fly in the first. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Signed to a Major League contract for a second tour with the Nationals just a day before, Livan Hernandez limited the Cubs to two runs over six innings, fanning six. But the bullpen could not hold a tie game in the seventh and allowed six runs in the eighth to prevent a comeback.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (45-82)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 9, Washington 4   CHC
Chi Cubs (63-61)
Won 1
August 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2   4 7 1
Chi Cubs
0 0 2 0 0 0 1 6 X   9 13 0
Standings thru 8/26/09  |  Recap: WSH | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Nationals stats  |  Cubs stats
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Harris, CF 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .227
Guzman, C, SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .304
Zimmerman, 3B 3 0 2 0 1 1 1 .304
Dunn, A, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .283
Willingham, LF 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 .300
Dukes, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 .239
Gonzalez, Al, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .257
Nieves, C 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .261
Hernandez, L, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .122
  a-Morse, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
  Bergmann, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Villone, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Sosa, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rivera, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  b-Belliard, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .254
Totals 30 4 7 4 5 9 17  

a-Struck out for Hernandez, L in the 7th. b-Struck out for Rivera, S in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Zimmerman (29, Grabow), Harris (15, Marmol).
TB: Zimmerman 3; Nieves; Guzman, C; Harris 3; Dukes.
RBI: Willingham (57), Guzman, C (44), Nieves (22), Harris (21).
2-out RBI: Guzman, C; Harris.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dukes; Dunn, A; Guzman, C 2.
SAC: Hernandez, L.
SF: Willingham.
GIDP: Gonzalez, Al, Dukes.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Dukes (6, fielding).
DP: 2 (Guzman, C-Gonzalez, Al-Dunn, A, Dunn, A-Guzman, C-Rivera, S).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .295
Bradley, RF 4 2 1 3 1 2 1 .259
Lee, D, 1B 5 0 1 2 0 2 2 .290
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 5 0 2 1 0 0 3 .320
Fukudome, CF 4 1 2 0 1 0 3 .278
  Fuld, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
Soriano, A, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .240
Baker, Je, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .283
Hill, K, C 3 2 3 2 1 0 0 .242
Harden, P 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 .205
  Guzman, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Miles, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .177
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Fontenot, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .225
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 9 13 9 4 8 20  

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Guzman, A in the 7th. b-Doubled for Grabow in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Fukudome (29, Hernandez, L), Hill, K (9, Sosa), Fontenot (19, Sosa), Lee, D (29, Sosa).
HR: Bradley (11, 3rd inning off Hernandez, L, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Bradley 4; Ramirez, Ar 2; Baker, Je; Theriot; Fontenot 2; Hill, K 4; Fukudome 3; Lee, D 2; Soriano, A.
RBI: Bradley 3 (35), Hill, K 2 (18), Fontenot (37), Lee, D 2 (85), Ramirez, Ar (39).
2-out RBI: Bradley 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Ar 2; Harden.
SAC: Miles.
GIDP: Baker, Je, Fukudome.
Team RISP: 6-for-15.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Ramirez, Ar-Baker, Je-Lee, D, Theriot-Baker, Je-Lee, D).

 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, L 6.0 5 2 2 2 6 1 5.36
Bergmann (L, 2-3) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 5.60
Villone 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.99
Sosa 0.1 4 5 5 2 1 0 7.13
Rivera, S 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harden 6.0 5 2 2 2 5 0 3.99
Guzman, A (W, 3-3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.23
Grabow (H, 20) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.83
Marmol 1.0 1 2 2 3 2 0 3.64

Villone pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Sosa 2, Harden.
IBB: Hill, K (by Hernandez, L).
HBP: Guzman, C (by Harden).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, L 116-71, Bergmann 23-15, Villone 5-2, Sosa 35-22, Rivera, S 9-7, Harden 95-66, Guzman, A 15-10, Grabow 18-11, Marmol 33-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, L 3-8, Bergmann 2-1, Villone 0-0, Sosa 0-0, Rivera, S 1-0, Harden 7-2, Guzman, A 1-0, Grabow 0-3, Marmol 1-0.
Batters faced: Hernandez, L 25, Bergmann 6, Villone 1, Sosa 7, Rivera, S 2, Harden 24, Guzman, A 3, Grabow 4, Marmol 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Sosa 1-1, Rivera, S 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Rob Drake. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 63 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 6 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:05.
Att: 36,562.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
August 26, 2009
August 26, 2009

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