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It takes 10 to give Cubs five
On a night Carlos Zambrano hurled eight sharp innings, allowing one run on one hit, it was a 10th-inning hit by Neifi Perez that sent the Cubs to a fifth straight win. Aramis Ramirez stayed hot, going 3-for-4 and scoring a run.
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Carlos Zambrano shut down the Dodgers on Tuesday, allowing one run on one hit. (Matt Sayles/AP)
Though Brad Penny matched Carlos Zambrano for eight innings, the Dodgers offense mustered only Cesar Izturis' bloop single that plated Hee-Seop Choi in the third. The defeat left Los Angeles one game over .500.
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CHC
Chi Cubs (26-24)
Won 5
Chi Cubs 2, LA Dodgers 1   LAD
LA Dodgers (26-25)
Lost 2
May 31, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 10 1
LA Dodgers
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 1 1
Standings through 5/31/05  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Dodgers Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Perez, SS5011000.301
Walker, 2B4000110.297
Lee, 1B5030002.363
Burnitz, RF5000015.259
Ramirez, 3B4130001.267
1-Macias, PR-3B0000000.273
Patterson, CF4010024.278
Dubois, LF4010024.258
Wuertz, P0000000.000
Dempster, P0000000.077
Blanco, C3001001.130
a-Barrett, PH-C1110000.285
Zambrano, P3000001.259
Hollandsworth, LF0000000.202
Totals3821021618 

a-Singled for Blanco in the 10th.
1-Ran for Ramirez in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Dubois (9, Penny), Lee (14, Penny).
TB: Perez; Lee 4; Ramirez 3; Patterson; Dubois 2; Barrett.
RBI: Blanco (3), Perez (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zambrano; Ramirez; Dubois 2; Burnitz.
S: Hollandsworth.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Macias (2, 2nd base off Gagne/Rose).

FIELDING
E: Patterson (2, throw).
PB: Blanco (1).

 
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Izturis, SS4011000.342
Werth, RF3000121.192
Drew, CF3000121.251
Kent, 2B4000032.261
Ledee, LF4000012.287
Perez, A, 3B2000121.450
Choi, 1B3100011.256
Rose, C4000002.000
Penny, P2000011.125
a-Robles, PH1000000.192
Gagne, P0000000.000
Brazoban, P0000000.000
Wunsch, P0000000.000
b-Saenz, PH1000001.341
Totals3111131212 

a-Grounded out for Penny in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Wunsch in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Izturis (11, Zambrano).
TB: Izturis 2.
RBI: Izturis (20).
2-out RBI: Izturis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Werth; Saenz.
S: Choi.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Ledee (1, fielding).
DP: (Rose).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano 8.01102903.22
Wuertz (W, 4-2)1.00001304.01
Dempster (S, 6)1.00000004.95
 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Penny 8.06110303.18
Gagne 1.02000203.68
Brazoban (L, 2-1)0.22111004.43
Wunsch 0.10000104.32

HBP: Perez, A (by Dempster).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 124-79, Wuertz 18-11, Dempster 23-13, Penny 109-74, Gagne 24-16, Brazoban 23-13, Wunsch 4-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zambrano 7-9, Wuertz 0-0, Dempster 2-1, Penny 11-9, Gagne 1-0, Brazoban 1-1, Wunsch 0-0.
Batters faced: Zambrano 28, Wuertz 4, Dempster 4, Penny 29, Gagne 5, Brazoban 5, Wunsch 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Wunsch 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 67 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:11.
Att: 37,221.

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