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Bucs bid good-Bay to cellar
Bay's two-pair lifts Bucs
Jason Bay hit his 30th and 31st homers, both two-run shots, and Jose Bautista unlocked a tie ballgame in the ninth by scoring the eventual game-winner on a wild pitch. The win moved the Bucs past the Cubs and into fifth in the NL Central, the first time all year they've been out of last place.
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 Bay's first homer
 Bay's second homer
 Bautista's RBI triple
Pirates 6, Cubs 5
Jason Bay became the fourth Pirate to hit 30 or more home runs in two consecutive seasons. (Brian Kersey/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rally effort ends wildly
Faced with an early four-run deficit, the Cubs clawed all the way back, thanks in part to Juan Pierre's 3-for-5, two-RBI night. But Ryan Dempster's wild pitch in the ninth inning scored the tiebreaker, and left the Cubs looking up at the rest of the NL Central.
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 Pierre's two-run single
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 05, 2006
Pittsburgh (56-83)
Won 2
Pittsburgh 6, Chi Cubs 5   CHC
Chi Cubs (55-83)
Lost 4
September 5, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1   6 10 2
Chi Cubs
1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0   5 15 0
Standings thru 9/5/06  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Cubs Stats
Duffy, CF3100012.210
Bautista, 3B-RF5321001.250
Sanchez, SS-3B4020112.347
Bay, LF4224122.289
Nady, 1B4010023.288
Burnitz, RF3000013.233
  b-Wilson, PH-SS0000100.273
Paulino, C4020020.317
Castillo, 2B4000032.268
Santos, P2000011.158
  McLeary, P0000000.000
  a-Randa, PH1000001.267
  Marte, P0000000.000
  Sharpless, P0000000.000
  Grabow, P0000000.000
  c-Doumit, PH1010000.207
  1-Davis, PR0000000.222
  Torres, P0000000.250

a-Popped out for McLeary in the 6th. b-Walked for Burnitz in the 8th. c-Singled for Grabow in the 9th.
1-Ran for Doumit in the 9th.

2B: Nady (25, Mateo), Paulino (14, Mateo).
3B: Bautista (3, Mateo).
HR: Bay 2 (31, 1st inning off Mateo, 1 on, 2 out; 3rd inning off Mateo, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Bautista 4; Sanchez 2; Bay 8; Nady 2; Paulino 3; Doumit.
RBI: Bay 4 (98), Bautista (40).
2-out RBI: Bay 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burnitz 2; Duffy; Nady 2.
S: Duffy.
Team LOB: 8.

E: Duffy (1, fielding), McLeary (1, pickoff).
DP: (Sanchez-Castillo-Nady).

Pierre, CF5132000.290
Theriot, 2B3110203.323
Ramirez, 3B3001003.282
  Marmol, P0000000.227
  b-Pagan, PH1000011.267
  Novoa, P0000000.200
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  c-Soto, PH1000001.250
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Lee, 1B5031010.291
Jones, RF5110023.288
Murton, LF4030110.295
Blanco, C5120004.253
  1-Coats, PR0000000.000
Cedeno, SS4120013.242
  d-Bynum, PH1000012.245
Mateo, P1000001.000
  a-Moore, S, PH-3B2000110.000

a-Walked for Mateo in the 4th. b-Struck out for Marmol in the 6th. c-Flied out for Eyre in the 8th. d-Struck out for Cedeno in the 9th.
1-Ran for Blanco in the 9th.

2B: Pierre (30, Santos), Cedeno (14, Santos).
3B: Theriot (2, Santos).
TB: Pierre 4; Theriot 3; Lee 3; Jones; Murton 3; Blanco 2; Cedeno 3.
RBI: Lee (20), Ramirez (91), Pierre 2 (34).
2-out RBI: Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones; Mateo; Ramirez 2; Cedeno 2; Bynum.
GIDP: Blanco.
Team LOB: 12.

SB: Pierre 2 (49, 2nd base off Grabow/Paulino, 2nd base off McLeary/Paulino), Lee 2 (8, 2nd base off Sharpless/Paulino, 2nd base off Santos/Paulino).
CS: Pierre (18, 3rd base by Grabow/Paulino).

Santos 3.19441205.70
McLeary 1.22100004.76
Marte 1.00001203.99
Sharpless 1.01001101.93
Grabow (W, 4-1)1.01001003.80
Torres (S, 3)1.02000303.51
Mateo 4.06550725.10
Marmol 2.02000205.50
Novoa 1.01000104.39
Eyre 1.00001202.63
Dempster (L, 1-8)1.01112104.59

WP: Dempster 2.
HBP: Duffy (by Mateo), Nady (by Marmol).
Pitches-strikes: Santos 72-40, McLeary 31-18, Marte 20-11, Sharpless 16-9, Grabow 14-8, Torres 26-15, Mateo 68-49, Marmol 32-20, Novoa 15-11, Eyre 15-9, Dempster 25-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santos 5-3, McLeary 3-2, Marte 0-1, Sharpless 1-1, Grabow 1-1, Torres 0-0, Mateo 2-3, Marmol 1-3, Novoa 2-0, Eyre 0-0, Dempster 2-0.
Batters faced: Santos 19, McLeary 7, Marte 4, Sharpless 5, Grabow 4, Torres 5, Mateo 19, Marmol 9, Novoa 4, Eyre 3, Dempster 6.
Inherited runners-scored: McLeary 2-0.
EjectionsChicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez ejected by 1B umpire Tom Hallion. (5th).
Umpires: HP: Larry Young. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 2 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:07.
Att: 31,494.

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