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Bucs unable to rally
Cubs 7, Pirates 5
Catcher Ronny Paulino went 1-for-3, driving in three runs and scoring one. (Spencer Green/AP)
 Paulino's long ball
 McLouth's fence buster
Pittsburgh chipped away at Chicago's early lead, scoring solo runs across five innings, including homers by Ronny Paulino and Nate McLouth. The Bucs' efforts fell short, however, and Zach Duke suffered his 10th loss.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 05, 2006
PIT
Pittsburgh (42-69)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 7, Pittsburgh 5   CHC
Chi Cubs (46-64)
Won 1
August 5, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0   5 8 2
Chi Cubs
4 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 X   7 11 1
Standings thru 8/5/06  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Cubs Stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Duffy, CF5000012.182
McLouth, RF5111012.227
Sanchez, SS5000001.339
Bay, LF3210110.292
Nady, 1B3110100.272
Castillo, 2B4021002.273
Bautista, 3B2000022.261
Paulino, C3113103.312
Duke, P3020013.234
  Grabow, P0000000.000
  Torres, P0000000.250
  a-Burnitz, PH1000001.234
  Capps, P0000000.000
  Marte, P0000000.000
Totals345853616 

a-Flied out for Torres in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Duke (3, Prior).
HR: Paulino (5, 5th inning off Prior, 0 on, 1 out), McLouth (6, 7th inning off Eyre, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: McLouth 4; Bay; Nady; Castillo 2; Paulino 4; Duke 3.
RBI: Castillo (53), Paulino 3 (34), McLouth (13).
2-out RBI: Paulino.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sanchez; Duke 2; Burnitz.
S: Bautista.
GIDP: Paulino.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Paulino (10, throw), Bautista (5, fielding).
Outfield assists: Duffy (Cedeno at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Duke-Castillo-Nady, Nady-Sanchez-Torres).
Pickoffs: Duke (Pagan at 1st base), Marte (Murton at 2nd base).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF3210101.279
Izturis, SS3011000.243
Barrett, C4011001.333
Ramirez, 3B2110200.274
Nevin, 1B2100111.228
  b-Mabry, PH-1B1000002.221
Pagan, RF-LF3222100.293
Murton, LF4122000.295
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Cedeno, 2B3021000.256
Prior, P2010011.083
  Ohman, P00000001.000
  a-Theriot, PH1000000.250
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  Howry, P00000001.000
  c-Jones, PH-RF1000001.288
Totals297117527 

a-Grounded out for Ohman in the 6th. b-Grounded into a double play for Nevin in the 7th. c-Flied out for Howry in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (22, Duke).
HR: Murton (6, 6th inning off Duke, 0 on, 1 out), Pagan (4, 8th inning off Capps, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pierre; Izturis; Barrett; Ramirez 2; Pagan 5; Murton 5; Cedeno 2; Prior.
RBI: Izturis (13), Pagan 2 (10), Murton 2 (39), Cedeno (26), Barrett (43).
2-out RBI: Pagan; Murton; Cedeno.
S: Izturis; Cedeno.
GIDP: Barrett; Mabry.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pierre (39, 2nd base off Duke/Paulino).
CS: Pagan (2, 2nd base by Duke/Paulino).
PO: Pagan (1st base by Duke), Murton (2nd base by Marte).

FIELDING
E: Cedeno (18, missed catch).
DP: (Izturis-Cedeno-Nevin).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Duke (L, 7-10)6.09553215.35
Grabow 0.10111004.02
Torres 0.21001004.02
Capps 0.11110013.53
Marte 0.20000003.00
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Prior (W, 1-5)5.25323516.64
Ohman (H, 6)0.10000104.98
Eyre (H, 17)0.11110012.17
Wuertz (H, 4)0.20000003.38
Howry (H, 17)1.02110003.44
Dempster (S, 21)1.00000004.21

HBP: Bautista (by Prior).
Pitches-strikes: Duke 107-61, Grabow 10-6, Torres 10-4, Capps 4-4, Marte 2-2, Prior 103-64, Ohman 5-3, Eyre 4-2, Wuertz 7-5, Howry 13-9, Dempster 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Duke 10-4, Grabow 1-0, Torres 2-0, Capps 1-0, Marte 0-1, Prior 6-6, Ohman 0-0, Eyre 1-0, Wuertz 0-2, Howry 2-1, Dempster 1-2.
Batters faced: Duke 27, Grabow 2, Torres 3, Capps 3, Marte 1, Prior 26, Ohman 1, Eyre 2, Wuertz 2, Howry 5, Dempster 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Torres 1-1, Marte 1-0, Ohman 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 2:43.
Att: 41,007.

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