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Hart hindered
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Cubs 6, Pirates 0
Garrett Jones reacts after striking out in the third frame. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
The Bucs made three early errors, accounting for three unearned runs, as Kevin Hart bore the brunt of the Cubs' offensive onslaught in the opener. Hart allowed six hits and walked four batters, as the Pirates couldn't pick him up.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (59-97)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 6, Pittsburgh 0   CHC
Chi Cubs (82-74)
Won 1
September 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 3
Chi Cubs
3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 X   6 8 0
Standings thru 9/29/09  |  Recap: PIT | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Cubs stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McCutchen, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .283
LaRoche, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .260
Jones, G, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .301
Doumit, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .243
Milledge, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .274
Moss, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .238
Young, D, 2B 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 .265
Cruz, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .226
Hart, K, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160
  a-Jaramillo, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258
  Dumatrait, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Bootcheck, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Walker, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .206
  Hacker, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 0 5 0 2 6 14  

a-Flied out for Hart, K in the 5th. b-Doubled for Bootcheck in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: LaRoche 2 (28, Dempster, Dempster), Walker (1, Dempster).
TB: Walker 2; Young, D 2; LaRoche 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz; Jones, G 2; Milledge.
GIDP: Moss.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Hart, K (1, missed catch), Cruz (2, fielding), Young, D (6, fielding).
DP: 3 (LaRoche-Young, D-Jones, G, Doumit-Cruz, Young, D-Cruz-Jones, G).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 1 2 1 0 4 0 0 .286
Fukudome, RF 5 2 1 0 0 1 5 .260
Lee, D, 1B 2 0 1 2 2 1 2 .307
  Scales, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Hoffpauir, M, LF-1B 4 1 1 2 0 0 3 .243
Baker, Je, 3B 4 0 1 2 0 2 3 .293
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .236
Soto, G, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .217
Fuld, CF 4 1 3 0 0 0 2 .302
Dempster, P 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125
Totals 31 6 8 6 7 7 24  

BATTING
2B: Fukudome (37, Hart, K), Baker, Je (13, Hart, K), Fuld (5, Hacker).
TB: Theriot; Fukudome 2; Fuld 4; Lee, D; Baker, Je 2; Hoffpauir, M.
RBI: Hoffpauir, M 2 (34), Baker, Je 2 (24), Lee, D 2 (111).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fuld.
GIDP: Soto, G, Fukudome.
Team RISP: 2-for-13.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Theriot 2 (9, 2nd base by Hart, K/Doumit, 2nd base by Dumatrait/Doumit).

FIELDING
DP: (Lee, D-Theriot-Dempster).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hart, K (L, 4-9) 4.0 6 6 3 4 5 0 5.44
Dumatrait 2.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 7.50
Bootcheck 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10.54
Hacker 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 9.00
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dempster (W, 11-8) 9.0 5 0 0 2 6 0 3.51

Pitches-strikes: Hart, K 96-51, Dumatrait 26-14, Bootcheck 15-10, Hacker 14-7, Dempster 120-81.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hart, K 6-2, Dumatrait 2-2, Bootcheck 1-1, Hacker 2-0, Dempster 7-8.
Batters faced: Hart, K 23, Dumatrait 8, Bootcheck 3, Hacker 4, Dempster 33.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 55 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:34.
Att: 35,308.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
September 29, 2009
September 29, 2009

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