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Soriano provides offense
Cubs 1, Pirates 0
Alfonso Soriano rounds first base after belting his 34th career leadoff homer. (Brian Kersey/AP)
 Soriano's leadoff blast
Alfonso Soriano's 34th career leadoff homer was all Jason Marquis needed Wednesday. The right-hander tossed a scintillating three-hit shutout for his first complete game since Sept. 4, 2005, and the Cubs' first of the season.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 09, 2007
PIT
Pittsburgh (14-18)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 1, Pittsburgh 0   CHC
Chi Cubs (16-15)
Won 1
May 9, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0
Chi Cubs
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   1 8 0
Standings thru 5/9/07  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Cubs Stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Duffy, CF4000011.230
Sanchez, 2B4000000.240
Bay, LF4000020.266
Doumit, C3010000.425
Nady, RF3000011.265
LaRoche, 1B3000000.164
Bautista, 3B3010000.265
Kelly, SS3010001.167
Gorzelanny, P1000010.000
  a-Eldred, PH1000001.135
  Chacon, P0000000.000
  Grabow, P0000000.000
Totals29030054 

a-Popped out for Gorzelanny in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Doumit (6, Marquis).
TB: Doumit 2; Bautista; Kelly.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Duffy; Nady.
S: Gorzelanny.
Team LOB: 3.

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4111030.312
Theriot, SS4010000.319
Lee, 1B4010011.394
Ramirez, 3B4010001.270
Murton, RF4020001.271
Barrett, C3020101.255
DeRosa, 2B2000204.256
Jones, CF4000009.270
  Pie, CF0000000.224
Marquis, P3000020.150
Totals321813617 

BATTING
2B: Barrett 2 (4, Gorzelanny, Gorzelanny), Murton (5, Chacon).
HR: Soriano (3, 1st inning off Gorzelanny, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Soriano 4; Theriot; Lee; Ramirez; Murton 3; Barrett 4.
RBI: Soriano (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones 6.
Team LOB: 10.

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gorzelanny (L, 4-2)7.06112512.72
Chacon 0.22001103.16
Grabow 0.10000004.76
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marquis (W, 5-1)9.03000501.70

WP: Gorzelanny.
IBB: DeRosa (by Gorzelanny), Barrett (by Chacon).
Pitches-strikes: Gorzelanny 90-58, Chacon 19-9, Grabow 2-2, Marquis 110-73.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gorzelanny 7-9, Chacon 1-0, Grabow 1-0, Marquis 7-15.
Batters faced: Gorzelanny 29, Chacon 5, Grabow 1, Marquis 30.
Inherited runners-scored: Grabow 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 2:06.
Att: 40,264.

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