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Sac flies do the trick
Pirates 4, Cubs 3
Ian Snell allowed three runs, two earned, on 10 hits Tuesday. (M. Spencer Green/AP)
 Wilson's go-ahead sac fly
Jack Wilson tied the game in the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly, and six innings later, drove in the go-ahead run with another sacrifice fly as the Bucs won a 15-inning marathon. Xavier Nady had four hits and Ronny Paulino drove in the Bucs' first two runs.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 08, 2007
PIT
Pittsburgh (14-17)
Won 1
Pittsburgh 4, Chi Cubs 3   CHC
Chi Cubs (15-15)
Lost 1
May 8, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   4 14 1
Chi Cubs
0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 14 3
Standings thru 5/8/07  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Cubs Stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Duffy, CF4010001.237
  b-Doumit, PH-RF3010011.432
Wilson, SS6002003.275
Sanchez, 2B7010104.250
Bay, LF7130001.274
Nady, RF-CF6140111.275
LaRoche, 1B5010226.168
Paulino, C7122008.222
Bautista, 3B4010213.263
Snell, P2000012.154
  Marte, P0000000.000
  a-McLouth, PH0100100.233
  Capps, P00000001.000
  c-Kelly, PH0000100.133
  Chacon, P0000000.000
  d-Castillo, PH1000003.188
  Bayliss, P0000000.000
  e-Duke, PH1000012.167
  Torres, P0000000.000
Totals5341448735 

a-Walked for Marte in the 9th. b-Singled for Duffy in the 9th. c-Walked for Capps in the 11th. d-Grounded into a double play for Chacon in the 12th. e-Struck out for Bayliss in the 15th.

BATTING
2B: Bay (8, Lilly), Paulino (6, Lilly), LaRoche (4, Lilly), Nady (4, Eyre).
TB: Duffy; Doumit; Sanchez; Bay 4; Nady 5; LaRoche 2; Paulino 3; Bautista.
RBI: Paulino 2 (11), Wilson 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Paulino.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Snell; Bautista 2; Paulino 2; Sanchez 2.
S: Snell; Bautista.
SF: Wilson 2.
GIDP: Castillo; LaRoche.
Team LOB: 17.

BASERUNNING
SB: Paulino (1, 3rd base off Cotts/Barrett).

FIELDING
E: Wilson (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Bay (Theriot at 2nd base).
DP: 3 (LaRoche, LaRoche-Paulino, Bay-Sanchez).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF6131011.314
Theriot, 2B7032013.322
Lee, 1B7010014.398
Ramirez, 3B6010122.271
Floyd, RF3000020.279
  Pie, CF0000000.224
  b-Murton, PH-RF3000004.255
Barrett, C5020120.243
Jones, CF-RF-CF6000024.280
Izturis, SS6110001.206
Lilly, P2110000.125
  a-Ward, PH1010000.385
  Howry, P0000000.000
  Dempster, P0000000.000
  c-DeRosa, PH1000000.261
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  Ohman, P0000000.000
  Cherry, P0000000.000
  d-Marquis, PH1000011.176
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  e-Blanco, PH1010000.353
  Cotts, P0000000.000
Totals55314321220 

a-Singled for Lilly in the 7th. b-Popped out for Pie in the 8th. c-Popped out for Dempster in the 9th. d-Struck out for Cherry in the 11th. e-Singled for Eyre in the 14th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (5, Snell).
TB: Soriano 3; Theriot 3; Lee; Ramirez 2; Barrett 2; Izturis; Lilly; Ward; Blanco.
RBI: Theriot 2 (13), Soriano (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez 2.
GIDP: Jones.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Soriano (3, 2nd base off Snell/Paulino), Theriot (6, 2nd base off Capps/Paulino).
CS: Barrett (1, 2nd base by Chacon/Paulino).

FIELDING
E: Cherry (1, pickoff), Jones (1, fielding), Barrett (3, throw).
Outfield assists: Soriano (Kelly at home).
DP: 2 (Theriot-Lee, Ramirez-Theriot-Lee).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snell 7.010320502.35
Marte 1.00001000.79
Capps 2.01001002.00
Chacon 1.02000203.24
Bayliss (W, 3-2)3.01000406.11
Torres (S, 10)1.00000105.79
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lilly 7.07221402.78
Howry (H, 5)1.01001002.60
Dempster (BS, 1)1.01111002.50
Wuertz 0.01001001.84
Ohman 0.10000103.86
Cherry 1.21002104.26
Eyre 3.02002008.49
Cotts (L, 0-1)1.01110100.77

Snell pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Wuertz pitched to 2 batters in the 10th.

WP: Snell, Dempster.
IBB: Barrett (by Marte), Ramirez (by Capps), LaRoche (by Howry), Sanchez (by Cherry), Bautista (by Eyre).
HBP: Soriano (by Snell), Doumit (by Cotts).
Pitches-strikes: Snell 98-68, Marte 14-6, Capps 25-15, Chacon 17-12, Bayliss 38-27, Torres 8-7, Lilly 110-74, Howry 18-11, Dempster 21-14, Wuertz 9-3, Ohman 4-3, Cherry 31-17, Eyre 46-26, Cotts 20-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Snell 8-7, Marte 2-1, Capps 1-5, Chacon 0-0, Bayliss 3-2, Torres 2-0, Lilly 4-13, Howry 1-2, Dempster 1-2, Wuertz 0-0, Ohman 0-0, Cherry 1-2, Eyre 8-1, Cotts 2-1.
Batters faced: Snell 31, Marte 3, Capps 7, Chacon 4, Bayliss 10, Torres 3, Lilly 29, Howry 5, Dempster 5, Wuertz 2, Ohman 1, Cherry 7, Eyre 11, Cotts 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Marte 2-0, Ohman 2-0, Cherry 2-0.
EjectionsPittsburgh Pirates Manager Jim Tracy ejected by 1B umpire Tom Hallion. (7th).
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, R to L.
T: 4:39.
Att: 39,708.

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