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Big Z feels sting of defeat
Pirates 6, Cubs 0
Carlos Zambrano suffered his first loss since May 31.  (M. Spencer Green/AP)
It had to end sometime, but unfortunately for the Cubs, Carlos Zambrano lost for the first time in 10 decisions after a shutout against the Pirates. Zambrano allowed five runs on nine hits while striking out six in six innings, and Chicago had no answers for young Tom Gorzelanny.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 04, 2006
PIT
Pittsburgh (42-68)
Won 2
Pittsburgh 6, Chi Cubs 0   CHC
Chi Cubs (45-64)
Lost 1
August 4, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0   6 11 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 1
Standings thru 8/4/06  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Cubs Stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Duffy, CF5010020.190
McLouth, RF4000120.228
Sanchez, 3B5110002.344
Bay, LF4110110.292
Nady, 1B5242010.271
Hernandez, SS3000114.255
Castillo, 2B4122003.270
Paulino, C3122100.311
Gorzelanny, P4000024.000
  Sharpless, P0000000.000
Totals3761164913 

BATTING
2B: Nady 3 (18, Zambrano, Zambrano, Zambrano), Bay (22, Zambrano).
HR: Castillo (13, 4th inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 0 out), Paulino (4, 8th inning off Aardsma, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Duffy; Sanchez; Bay 2; Nady 7; Castillo 5; Paulino 5.
RBI: Paulino 2 (31), Nady 2 (42), Castillo 2 (52).
2-out RBI: Paulino; Nady 2; Castillo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gorzelanny 2; Hernandez; Sanchez; Castillo.
GIDP: Hernandez.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Duffy (6, 2nd base off Zambrano/Barrett).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Nady-Hernandez-Nady, Castillo-Hernandez-Nady).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF3000000.278
Izturis, SS4000012.241
Barrett, C3000010.334
Ramirez, 3B4010011.273
Nevin, 1B3000122.230
Jones, RF3010011.288
Murton, LF2000102.292
Cedeno, 2B3010021.253
Zambrano, P1000001.188
  Aardsma, P0000000.000
  a-Theriot, PH1000000.263
  Novoa, P0000000.250
Totals270302810 

a-Flied out for Aardsma in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Ramirez; Jones; Cedeno.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis; Murton.
S: Zambrano.
GIDP: Zambrano; Jones.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Izturis (5, throw).
DP: (Ramirez-Nevin).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gorzelanny (W, 2-2)8.02002704.41
Sharpless 1.01000100.00
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (L, 12-4)6.09553613.42
Aardsma 2.02111215.24
Novoa 1.00000104.97

IBB: Paulino (by Zambrano).
HBP: Pierre (by Gorzelanny), Barrett (by Gorzelanny).
Pitches-strikes: Gorzelanny 111-68, Sharpless 10-8, Zambrano 117-77, Aardsma 46-30, Novoa 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gorzelanny 10-7, Sharpless 1-1, Zambrano 4-8, Aardsma 3-1, Novoa 2-0.
Batters faced: Gorzelanny 28, Sharpless 4, Zambrano 30, Aardsma 8, Novoa 3.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 85 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:29.
Att: 39,973.

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