Nyjer Morgan scores on Carlos Zambrano's wild pitch. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
By Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com
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.
Game Scores: Duke , Zambrano . 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