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Cubs' triumph Richly deserved
Paulino's trifecta moot
Ronny Paulino's seventh-inning homer gave him a dinger in each game of the three-game series at Wrigley Field, but that was all the Pirates would manage in the finale. Ian Snell allowed five runs on eight hits in six innings as the Bucs lost their first rubber game of the season's second half.
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Cubs 6, Pirates 1
Rich Hill gave up one run, on a solo homer, and five hits in seven innings of work. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Hill rolls merrily to No. 2
After tossing eight innings to win his first Major League game, Rich Hill earned his second straight victory with seven superb innings -- fanning a career-high nine in the process -- as the Cubs won their series with Pittsburgh. Ronny Cedeno's three-run home run broke the game open.
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 Cedeno's homer
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 06, 2006
Pittsburgh (42-70)
Lost 2
Chi Cubs 6, Pittsburgh 1   CHC
Chi Cubs (47-64)
Won 2
August 6, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 8 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 X   6 9 0
Standings thru 8/6/06  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Cubs Stats
Duffy, CF3000012.177
  b-Sanchez, PH1000001.339
  Grabow, P0000000.000
  Marte, P0000000.000
  d-Burnitz, PH1000012.233
Wilson, J, SS5010003.279
Randa, 3B3010110.293
Bay, LF4000033.289
Nady, 1B4010023.272
Castillo, 2B4010013.273
Bautista, RF-CF3000121.258
Paulino, C4131001.318
Snell, P0000000.031
  a-Hernandez, PH-RF0000100.255
  c-McLouth, PH1010000.230

a-Walked for Snell in the 7th. b-Flied out for Duffy in the 7th. c-Singled for Hernandez in the 9th. d-Struck out for Marte in the 9th.

HR: Paulino (6, 7th inning off Hill, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Wilson, J; Randa; Nady; Castillo; Paulino 6; McLouth.
RBI: Paulino (35).
2-out RBI: Paulino.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bautista; Wilson, J 2; Duffy; Castillo.
S: Snell 2.
Team LOB: 10.

SB: Castillo (5, 2nd base off Hill/Barrett).

DP: (Wilson, J-Randa).

Pierre, CF4000002.276
Izturis, SS4121010.250
Barrett, C4000002.329
Ramirez, 3B4230000.279
Jones, RF3001022.285
Pagan, LF3021011.306
Mabry, 1B3100122.216
Cedeno, 2B3223011.259
Hill, P2000112.100
  Howry, P00000001.000
  Dempster, P0000000.000

2B: Ramirez 2 (24, Snell, Marte), Pagan (4, Snell).
HR: Cedeno (4, 4th inning off Snell, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Izturis 2; Ramirez 5; Pagan 3; Cedeno 5.
RBI: Izturis (14), Cedeno 3 (29), Jones (53), Pagan (11).
2-out RBI: Izturis; Cedeno 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill.
S: Jones.
SF: Pagan.
Team LOB: 4.

SB: Cedeno (7, 2nd base off Snell/Paulino).

Snell (L, 9-8)6.08552614.78
Grabow 1.00000103.94
Marte 1.01110103.15
Hill (W, 2-4)7.05112916.69
Howry 1.01001103.38
Dempster 1.02000104.13

Pitches-strikes: Snell 102-69, Grabow 12-10, Marte 8-6, Hill 103-68, Howry 23-15, Dempster 20-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Snell 7-5, Grabow 2-0, Marte 1-1, Hill 6-6, Howry 1-1, Dempster 2-0.
Batters faced: Snell 27, Grabow 3, Marte 4, Hill 28, Howry 5, Dempster 5.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:30.
Att: 40,320.

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