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Skid hits eight
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Pirates 10, Cubs 8
Ryan Dempster exited after allowing six runs in four innings tonight. (Paul Beaty/AP)
The Cubs finally seemed to cure their offensive woes, breaking out for seven runs. Milton Bradley led the charge with a two-run double and two-run homer, but the pitching staff was not at its best as the North Siders dropped their eighth straight.
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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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