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Bucs take slugfest
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Pirates 10, Cubs 8
Paul Maholm could not capitalize on the run support, taking a no-decision. (Paul Beaty/AP)
Hoping to keep their division rivals down, the Pirates did just that with an offensive outburst led by Freddy Sanchez. The veteran second baseman collected six hits, scored four runs and tallied three RBIs in the Bucs' second straight win.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (21-24)
Won 2
Pittsburgh 10, Chi Cubs 8   CHC
Chi Cubs (21-22)
Lost 8
May 25, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
1 0 2 3 0 3 1 0 0   10 18 0
Chi Cubs
1 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0   8 10 1
Standings thru 5/25/09  |  Recap: PIT | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Cubs stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 5 2 1 0 1 2 3 .287
Sanchez, F, 2B 6 4 6 3 0 0 0 .320
McLouth, CF 4 1 1 2 1 1 2 .269
LaRoche, 1B 5 1 2 2 1 0 3 .227
Moss, RF 5 0 1 1 1 1 6 .264
LaRoche, 3B 5 0 3 1 0 0 3 .298
Jaramillo, C 5 1 3 0 0 1 2 .288
Wilson, Ja, SS 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .257
Maholm, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105
  a-Monroe, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .259
  Gorzelanny, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Meek, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Chavez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Young, D, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .319
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Capps, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Burnett, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 43 10 18 10 5 5 27  

a-Flied out for Maholm in the 5th. b-Walked for Chavez, J in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Sanchez, F (17, Dempster), Jaramillo (8, Dempster), LaRoche (14, Cotts), LaRoche (11, Cotts).
3B: Morgan (4, Heilman).
HR: Sanchez, F (4, 4th inning off Dempster, 1 on, 2 out), McLouth (8, 6th inning off Cotts, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Sanchez, F 10; Moss; Wilson, Ja; LaRoche 4; McLouth 4; LaRoche 3; Morgan 3; Jaramillo 4.
RBI: LaRoche 2 (22), Moss (11), Wilson, Ja (16), Sanchez, F 3 (16), McLouth 2 (31), LaRoche (21).
2-out RBI: LaRoche; Sanchez, F 3; LaRoche.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Monroe 2; Jaramillo; LaRoche; Moss 3; Morgan.
SAC: Maholm.
GIDP: Wilson, Ja, LaRoche.
Team RISP: 6-for-17.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sanchez, F (4, 2nd base off Heilman/Soto, G).

FIELDING
DP: (Sanchez, F-Wilson, Ja-LaRoche).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 3 2 0 0 2 1 1 .253
Theriot, SS 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 .273
Bradley, RF 5 2 2 4 0 0 1 .198
Johnson, R, CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .238
Soto, G, C 3 0 2 1 2 0 1 .214
Hoffpauir, M, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 6 .267
Freel, 3B 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 .143
Miles, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 2 3 .204
Dempster, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .091
  a-Scales, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257
  Ascanio, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Cotts, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Zambrano, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .238
  Patton, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 8 10 8 7 6 19  

a-Flied out for Dempster in the 4th. b-Struck out for Heilman in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Theriot 3 (11, Maholm, Maholm, Maholm), Bradley (3, Maholm).
HR: Bradley (5, 4th inning off Maholm, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Bradley 6; Soto, G 2; Theriot 6; Johnson, R; Freel; Miles.
RBI: Theriot 2 (20), Bradley 4 (13), Soto, G (11), Freel (2).
2-out RBI: Theriot; Bradley 2; Freel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hoffpauir, M; Freel; Ascanio; Zambrano; Miles.
SAC: Freel.
GIDP: Hoffpauir, M.
Team RISP: 5-for-15.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Dempster (2, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Freel-Miles-Hoffpauir, M, Dempster-Soto, G-Hoffpauir, M).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maholm 4.0 7 7 7 3 2 1 4.11
Gorzelanny (W, 2-1) 2.0 0 1 1 2 2 0 5.40
Meek (H, 3) 0.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.87
Chavez, J (H, 4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.83
Grabow (H, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.71
Capps (H, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.46
Burnett, S (S, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.00
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dempster 4.0 7 6 6 3 3 1 4.99
Ascanio 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.05
Cotts (BS, 1)(L, 0-2) 1.0 4 3 3 0 1 1 7.36
Heilman 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 5.49
Patton, D 2.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 6.91

Gorzelanny pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Maholm, Dempster.
HBP: McLouth (by Dempster).
Pitches-strikes: Maholm 93-59, Gorzelanny 27-14, Meek 12-6, Chavez, J 6-5, Grabow 6-4, Capps 10-7, Burnett, S 14-9, Dempster 94-53, Ascanio 21-14, Cotts 25-18, Heilman 28-18, Patton, D 35-23.
Groundouts-flyouts: Maholm 5-3, Gorzelanny 3-0, Meek 1-0, Chavez, J 0-0, Grabow 1-1, Capps 0-1, Burnett, S 1-0, Dempster 5-1, Ascanio 1-1, Cotts 2-0, Heilman 3-1, Patton, D 3-2.
Batters faced: Maholm 23, Gorzelanny 8, Meek 4, Chavez, J 1, Grabow 3, Capps 2, Burnett, S 3, Dempster 21, Ascanio 6, Cotts 7, Heilman 7, Patton, D 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Meek 1-1, Chavez, J 2-0, Burnett, S 1-0.
Ejections: Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly ejected by HP umpire Bob Davidson (5th)
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 53 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:36.
Att: 38,942.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
May 25, 2009
May 25, 2009

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