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Sanchez sizzles
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Cubs 6, Pirates 1
With his first-inning single, Freddy Sanchez had hits in seven straight at-bats. (AP)
Freddy Sanchez couldn't quite duplicate his six-hit effort from Monday, but the second baseman picked up two more knocks. It wasn't enough for the Bucs, however, as Ian Snell was not at his best and the lineup was out of sync.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (21-25)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 6, Pittsburgh 1   CHC
Chi Cubs (22-22)
Won 1
May 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 1 0 0         1 4 1
Chi Cubs
1 1 1 0 3 X         6 8 0
Standings thru 5/26/09  |  Recap: PIT | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Cubs stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .282
Sanchez, F, 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .326
McLouth, CF 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 .265
Monroe, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
LaRoche, Ad, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .224
LaRoche, An, 3B 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .303
Diaz, R, C 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 .327
Wilson, Ja, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .252
Snell, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .158
Totals 19 1 4 1 2 6 9  

BATTING
TB: Sanchez, F 2; LaRoche, An; Diaz, R.
RBI: Diaz, R (6).
2-out RBI: Diaz, R.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, Ja.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: McLouth (7, 2nd base off Marshall/Hill, K).

FIELDING
E: Diaz, R (2, throw).
DP: (Wilson, Ja-Sanchez, F-LaRoche, Ad).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 .254
Theriot, SS 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .274
Fukudome, CF 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 .311
Bradley, RF 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .196
Hoffpauir, M, 1B 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 .281
Fontenot, 2B 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 .219
Hill, K, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .286
Freel, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 .129
Marshall, P 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250
Totals 22 6 8 6 4 4 11  

BATTING
2B: Fontenot (6, Snell), Hoffpauir, M (6, Snell).
HR: Fukudome (5, 1st inning off Snell, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Soriano, A; Theriot; Fukudome 4; Hoffpauir, M 3; Fontenot 3; Marshall.
RBI: Fukudome (19), Marshall (2), Hoffpauir, M 2 (16), Theriot (21), Fontenot (18).
2-out RBI: Fukudome; Marshall; Hoffpauir, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano, A; Fontenot.
GIDP: Freel.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Soriano, A (5, 2nd base off Snell/Diaz, R).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Snell (L, 1-6) 5.0 8 6 6 4 4 1 5.43
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marshall (W, 3-3) 5.0 4 1 1 2 6 0 3.70

WP: Snell.
Pitches-strikes: Snell 98-61, Marshall 88-59.
Groundouts-flyouts: Snell 4-6, Marshall 3-2.
Batters faced: Snell 26, Marshall 21.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 60 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from CF.
T: 1:46 (1:09 delay).
Att: 38,303.
May 26, 2009

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