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Box > Washington 5, Chi Cubs 4
Schneider puts away pesky Cubs
The Nats never trailed on Sunday, but the Cubs didn't go away without a fight. Twice D.C. led by two; twice the Cubs, down to their last out, rallied. But Brian Schneider had the final word with his 12th-inning solo shot.
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Brian Schneider rounds the bases after hitting his game-winning solo shot in the 12th. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
The Cubs went 26 outs without a run on Sunday. But down by two in both the ninth and 11th innings, they twice rallied to tie the game. But following Brian Schneider's 12th-inning solo shot, the Cubs were down for the count, unable to answer the bell.
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WSH
Washington (50-31)
Won 6
Washington 5, Chi Cubs 4   CHC
Chi Cubs (40-40)
Lost 4
July 3, 2005
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Washington
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1   5 10 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0   4 11 3
Standings through 7/3/05  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Cubs Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wilkerson, CF5022101.270
Spivey, 2B5100146.232
Guillen, RF5130121.310
Castilla, 3B4011204.260
Byrd, LF6000046.266
Baerga, 1B6120013.286
Schneider, C6222013.271
Carroll, SS6000014.242
Drese, P2000010.000
Ayala, P0000000.000
a-Short, R, PH0000100.500
Cordero, C, P0000000.000
Kim, P0000000.000
b-Cordero, W, PH0000100.119
1-Blanco, PR0000000.250
Carrasco, P0000000.000
Eischen, P00000001.000
Totals45510571428 

a-Walked for Ayala in the 9th. b-Intentionally walked for Kim in the 11th.
1-Ran for Cordero, W in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Castilla (20, Zambrano), Wilkerson (28, Rusch).
HR: Schneider (6, 12th inning off Mitre, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Wilkerson 3; Guillen 3; Castilla 2; Baerga 2; Schneider 5.
RBI: Castilla (41), Schneider 2 (23), Wilkerson 2 (31).
2-out RBI: Castilla; Schneider 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Carroll; Spivey; Schneider; Castilla 2.
S: Drese.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
CS: Wilkerson (6, 2nd base by Zambrano/Barrett).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, CF6131001.274
Walker, 2B6000012.298
Lee, D, 1B5010001.383
Burnitz, RF5220001.277
Ramirez, 3B5122001.301
Hollandsworth, LF5021021.274
Perez, SS4000111.269
Barrett, C3000110.261
1-Patterson, PR0000000.236
Blanco, C1000003.157
Zambrano, P2000000.216
Novoa, P0000000.000
Ohman, P0000000.000
a-Macias, PH1010000.271
Dempster, P0000000.077
b-Dubois, PH1000000.246
Rusch, P0000000.143
Mitre, P0000000.364
c-Cedeno, PH1000000.261
Totals4541142511 

a-Doubled for Ohman in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Dempster in the 10th. c-Grounded out for Mitre in the 12th.
1-Ran for Barrett in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Hairston (13, Drese), Macias (5, Ayala), Hollandsworth (13, Eischen).
HR: Ramirez (18, 9th inning off Cordero, C, 1 on, 2 out), Hairston (3, 11th inning off Carrasco, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hairston 7; Lee, D; Burnitz 2; Ramirez 5; Hollandsworth 3; Macias 2.
RBI: Ramirez 2 (52), Hairston (10), Hollandsworth (27).
2-out RBI: Ramirez 2; Hollandsworth.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Walker; Hairston; Blanco 2.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Patterson (3, 2nd base by Kim/Schneider), Hairston (8, 2nd base by Drese/Schneider).

FIELDING
E: Zambrano 2 (2, pickoff, missed catch), Walker (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Barrett-Walker, Zambrano-Perez).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Drese 7.04000105.27
Ayala (H, 17)1.01000202.94
Cordero, C (BS, 3)1.02220111.25
Kim 1.00001003.50
Carrasco (H, 7)0.23220112.43
Eischen (BS, 1)(W, 2-0)1.11001003.27
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano 7.06223703.85
Novoa 0.21001102.77
Ohman 0.10000101.93
Dempster 2.00001304.15
Rusch 0.12211103.35
Mitre (L, 2-4)1.21111115.51

IBB: Perez (by Eischen), Wilkerson (by Zambrano), Cordero, W (by Rusch).
Pitches-strikes: Drese 89-59, Ayala 16-12, Cordero, C 23-16, Kim 8-3, Carrasco 19-15, Eischen 25-13, Zambrano 120-73, Novoa 17-9, Ohman 4-3, Dempster 34-20, Rusch 19-8, Mitre 25-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Drese 8-11, Ayala 1-0, Cordero, C 0-2, Kim 1-1, Carrasco 1-0, Eischen 3-1, Zambrano 6-7, Novoa 0-1, Ohman 0-0, Dempster 2-1, Rusch 0-0, Mitre 3-1.
Batters faced: Drese 24, Ayala 4, Cordero, C 5, Kim 3, Carrasco 5, Eischen 6, Zambrano 29, Novoa 4, Ohman 1, Dempster 7, Rusch 5, Mitre 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Eischen 2-1, Ohman 2-0, Mitre 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Hickox. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 3:47.
Att: 40,006.

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