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Pirates 7, Cubs 6
Catcher Ronny Paulino tags out Geovany Soto at the plate in the third inning. (Paul Beaty/AP)
After dropping their first seven meetings against the Cubs, the Pirates ended their season-long drought in a dramatic way, as Nate McLouth put the Bucs ahead to stay with a two-run home run in the ninth inning.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (21-22)
Won 1
Pittsburgh 7, Chi Cubs 6   CHC
Chi Cubs (26-17)
Lost 1
May 17, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 2   7 11 2
Chi Cubs
0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1   6 11 0
Standings thru 5/17/08  |  Recap: PIT | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Cubs stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sanchez, F, 2B5230000.254
McLouth, CF5233011.312
Bay, LF4000112.264
LaRoche, 1B5121012.199
Nady, RF3001011.316
Mientkiewicz, 3B3111112.242
Paulino, C4010022.227
Bixler, SS4011022.181
Duke, P2100101.105
  Yates, P0000000.000
  Marte, P0000000.000
  a-Michaels, PH1000010.216
  Capps, P0000000.000
Totals36711731013 

a-Struck out for Marte in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Sanchez, F (10, Zambrano), LaRoche (6, Zambrano).
HR: McLouth (12, 9th inning off Marmol, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Sanchez, F 4; McLouth 6; LaRoche 3; Mientkiewicz; Paulino; Bixler.
RBI: Bixler (2), Mientkiewicz (8), McLouth 3 (36), LaRoche (17), Nady (36).
2-out RBI: Bixler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche 2; Duke.
SF: Nady.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Bixler (6, fielding), Bay (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Bay (Soto at home).
DP: (Duke-Bixler-LaRoche).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF5353000.295
Theriot, SS5021001.331
Lee, 1B5000003.294
Ramirez, 3B3000111.280
Fukudome, RF4000001.314
Soto, C3110111.328
DeRosa, 2B4120011.299
  Marmol, P0000000.000
Johnson, CF4111010.258
Zambrano, P2000012.267
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  a-Cedeno, PH1000000.328
  Lieber, P0000000.000
  Fontenot, 2B1000000.262
Totals3761152510 

a-Flied out for Eyre in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Soto (14, Duke), DeRosa (9, Duke), Soriano (7, Capps).
HR: Soriano 2 (10, 4th inning off Duke, 0 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Yates, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Soriano 12; Theriot 2; Soto 2; DeRosa 3; Johnson.
RBI: Johnson (18), Soriano 3 (25), Theriot (12).
2-out RBI: Soriano 2; Theriot.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee.
GIDP: Theriot.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
PB: Soto 2 (3).
DP: (Lee).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Duke 6.18441414.23
Yates (BS, 2)0.21111013.38
Marte (W, 3-0)1.00000004.15
Capps (S, 10)1.02110102.75
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano 4.07543302.45
Wuertz 2.21000103.18
Eyre 0.10000100.00
Lieber 1.01000303.63
Marmol (L, 1-1)1.02220211.67

Yates pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Zambrano pitched to 5 batters in the 5th.

Pitches-strikes: Duke 106-69, Yates 13-7, Marte 7-4, Capps 22-16, Zambrano 73-40, Wuertz 23-18, Eyre 4-3, Lieber 20-14, Marmol 15-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Duke 10-4, Yates 2-0, Marte 2-1, Capps 0-2, Zambrano 3-6, Wuertz 3-3, Eyre 0-0, Lieber 0-0, Marmol 0-1.
Batters faced: Duke 27, Yates 4, Marte 3, Capps 5, Zambrano 22, Wuertz 8, Eyre 1, Lieber 4, Marmol 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Marte 1-0, Wuertz 3-1, Eyre 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Ed Montague. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 66 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 2:44.
Att: 41,686.

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