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Series gets away
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Cubs 5, Pirates 2
Nyjer Morgan scores on Carlos Zambrano's wild pitch. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Nyjer Morgan initiated the tying run in the seventh by singling, advancing to third on an error and scoring on a wild pitch that led to the ejection of Chicago starter Carlos Zambrano. But after Zach Duke yielded two runs over seven, the 'pen allowed three in the eighth to sink the Bucs.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (21-26)
Lost 2
Chi Cubs 5, Pittsburgh 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (23-22)
Won 2
May 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   2 8 1
Chi Cubs
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 X   5 12 1
Standings thru 5/27/09  |  Recap: PIT | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Cubs stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 .286
Young, D, 2B 4 0 0 0 1 3 3 .294
McLouth, CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .257
LaRoche, 1B 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 .228
LaRoche, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .297
Moss, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .263
Vazquez, R, SS 4 0 3 1 0 1 1 .224
Jaramillo, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 .271
Duke, P 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250
  Chavez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Burnett, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Sanchez, F, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .326
Totals 34 2 8 1 5 8 25  

a-Walked for Burnett, S in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Vazquez, R 3; Moss; LaRoche; Morgan 2; Duke.
RBI: Vazquez, R (7).
2-out RBI: Vazquez, R.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Duke 2; LaRoche 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Young, D (1, throw).
DP: (LaRoche-Young, D-LaRoche).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .253
Theriot, SS 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 .287
Bradley, RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 .200
Lee, D, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .242
Johnson, R, CF 4 1 1 2 0 0 2 .239
Soto, G, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .216
Freel, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .152
  Fontenot, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .223
Blanco, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .250
Zambrano, P 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .261
  Guzman, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Hoffpauir, M, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Fox, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 5 12 5 2 3 14  

a-Popped out for Guzman, A in the 7th. b-Doubled for Marmol in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano, A (10, Duke), Blanco (1, Burnett, S), Fox (1, Burnett, S).
3B: Bradley (1, Duke).
HR: Johnson, R (2, 8th inning off Chavez, J, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bradley 3; Zambrano; Soto, G; Theriot 3; Fox 2; Johnson, R 4; Blanco 2; Fontenot; Freel; Soriano, A 2.
RBI: Bradley (14), Johnson, R 2 (10), Blanco (1), Fox (1).
2-out RBI: Blanco; Fox.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soto, G; Johnson, R; Lee, D; Soriano, A.
SAC: Theriot.
GIDP: Lee, D.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Soriano, A (4, fielding).
Outfield assists: Bradley (Sanchez, F at 1st base).
DP: (Bradley-Blanco-Lee, D).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duke 7.0 8 2 2 2 3 0 2.75
Chavez, J (L, 0-2) 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 1 2.70
Burnett, S 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.32
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zambrano 6.1 7 2 1 3 6 0 4.22
Guzman, A 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.05
Marmol (W, 1-1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.43
Gregg (S, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5.12

WP: Zambrano.
IBB: LaRoche (by Zambrano).
Pitches-strikes: Duke 105-69, Chavez, J 8-6, Burnett, S 19-12, Zambrano 114-70, Guzman, A 8-5, Marmol 17-11, Gregg 22-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Duke 9-6, Chavez, J 0-1, Burnett, S 0-1, Zambrano 6-1, Guzman, A 0-1, Marmol 0-2, Gregg 0-1.
Batters faced: Duke 30, Chavez, J 3, Burnett, S 4, Zambrano 29, Guzman, A 2, Marmol 4, Gregg 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Burnett, S 1-1.
Ejections: Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano ejected by HP umpire Mark Carlson (7th)
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 53 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 4 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:38.
Att: 38,314.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009

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