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In his first game back from injury, Nomar Garciaparra sparked a two-out rally and scored the game's only run as Carlos Zambrano won his 15th game.
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Nomar Garciaparra is greeted by Derrek Lee after scoring on a bases-loaded walk in the fifth. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
Oliver Perez was perfect through 4 2/3 innings but gave up a bases-loaded walk to Carlos Zambrano that scored the only run as the Bucs lost their seventh straight to the Cubs.
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Chi Cubs (85-66)
Won 2
Chi Cubs 1, Pittsburgh 0  
Pittsburgh (68-83)
Lost 2
September 22, 2004
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Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 0
Standings through 9/22/04  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Pirates Stats
Patterson, CF4000043.277
Lee, 1B4010010.291
Ramirez, 3B4020000.319
Alou, LF4000013.288
Sosa, RF4000023.255
Garciaparra, SS2110200.312
1-Perez, PR-SS0000000.254
Grudzielanek, 2B4010012.300
Barrett, C3000122.302
Zambrano, P2001111.209
Mercker, P0000000.000
a-Macias, PH1000001.264
Remlinger, P0000000.000

a-Grounded out for Mercker in the 9th.
1-Ran for Garciaparra in the 9th.

2B: Garciaparra (16, Perez).
TB: Lee; Ramirez 2; Garciaparra 2; Grudzielanek.
RBI: Zambrano (5).
2-out RBI: Zambrano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson 2, Zambrano, Sosa.
Team LOB: 8.

DP: 2 (Lee, Ramirez-Grudzielanek-Lee).

Kendall, C4020010.316
Wilson, J, SS3010102.303
Bay, LF3000113.290
Ward, 1B3010001.248
a-Wilson, C, PH-1B1000013.262
Wigginton, 3B2000104.262
Redman, CF4010012.273
Mackowiak, RF3000014.246
b-Alvarez, PH1000000.235
Castillo, 2B3000022.259
Torres, P0000000.500
c-Cota, PH1000010.241
Perez, P2000010.204
Hill, 2B1010000.270

a-Struck out for Ward in the 8th. b-Flied out for Mackowiak in the 9th. c-Struck out for Torres in the 9th.

TB: Kendall 2; Wilson, J; Ward; Redman; Hill.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castillo 2, Mackowiak, Wigginton 2.
GIDP: Bay.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Wigginton (7, 2nd base off Zambrano/Barrett).

Zambrano (W, 15-8)7.16003702.64
Mercker (H, 14)0.20000102.15
Remlinger (S, 2)1.00000103.27
Perez (L, 10-10)7.03113803.14
Torres 2.02001402.71

HBP: Wigginton (by Zambrano).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 117-69, Mercker 6-5, Remlinger 13-8, Perez 111-70, Torres 48-31.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zambrano 12-3, Mercker 0-1, Remlinger 0-2, Perez 0-13, Torres 2-0.
Batters faced: Zambrano 30, Mercker 2, Remlinger 3, Perez 27, Torres 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Mercker 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Larry Poncino.
Weather: 72 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, Varies.
T: 2:46.
Att: 22,257.

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