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Twin wins
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Pirates 8, Cubs 2
Jeff Karstens allowed just two runs in five innings against the Cubs. (Paul Beaty/AP)
In a spot start, Jeff Karstens went five strong innings, allowing just two runs. Lastings Milledge got the Pirates going in the first with a two-out RBI single. Ryan Doumit added more offense in the third inning, knocking a two-run double to the right-center field. The Bucs added four insurance runs in the seventh.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (61-97)
Won 2
Pittsburgh 8, Chi Cubs 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (82-76)
Lost 2
September 30, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
1 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1   8 12 0
Chi Cubs
0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Standings thru 9/30/09  |  Recap: PIT | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Cubs stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McCutchen, CF 4 2 2 0 1 1 1 .283
LaRoche, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 3 3 .258
Jones, G, 1B 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 .297
Doumit, C 4 3 4 4 1 0 0 .254
Milledge, LF 4 0 2 1 1 1 2 .281
Moss, RF 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .237
Young, D, 2B 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 .265
Vazquez, R, SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .235
Karstens, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .048
  a-Pearce, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .202
  Veal, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Jackson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Diaz, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .274
  Chavez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Vasquez, V, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 8 12 8 6 8 18  

a-Grounded out for Karstens in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Jackson in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Doumit (16, Zambrano).
3B: McCutchen (9, Zambrano).
HR: Doumit (10, 9th inning off Marmol, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Moss; Young, D; Doumit 8; LaRoche; Vazquez, R; McCutchen 4; Milledge 2.
RBI: Milledge (20), Doumit 4 (38), Moss 2 (41), Young, D (40).
2-out RBI: Milledge; Moss; Young, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Moss; LaRoche; McCutchen; Diaz, R.
GIDP: Moss.
Team RISP: 6-for-14.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: McCutchen (18, 2nd base off Zambrano/Hill, K), Moss (1, 2nd base off Grabow/Hill, K).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Vazquez, R-Young, D-Jones, G, Jones, G-Vazquez, R-Jones, G, Young, D).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Fuld, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .300
Theriot, SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .288
Lee, D, 1B 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 .309
Hoffpauir, M, LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238
  a-Fox, PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .268
Baker, Je, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .292
Johnson, R, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .255
Fontenot, 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .237
Hill, K, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .230
Zambrano, P 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .217
  Berg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Caridad, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Scales, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .244
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 2 7 2 2 3 11  

a-Hit into a double play for Hoffpauir, M in the 6th. b-Struck out for Caridad in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Baker, Je (14, Karstens), Zambrano (5, Karstens).
TB: Zambrano 2; Baker, Je 3; Fontenot; Fuld; Lee, D 2.
RBI: Fontenot (43), Theriot (54).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, R.
SAC: Theriot.
GIDP: Theriot, Hill, K.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

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

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Karstens (W, 4-5) 5.0 5 2 2 0 1 0 5.37
Veal (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5.28
Jackson (H, 4) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.27
Chavez, J 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.05
Vasquez, V 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 5.98
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zambrano (L, 9-7) 6.0 6 4 4 4 6 0 3.77
Berg 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
Grabow 0.2 4 2 2 0 0 0 3.41
Caridad 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.56
Marmol 1.0 1 1 1 2 1 1 3.45

Pitches-strikes: Karstens 61-44, Veal 18-7, Jackson 3-1, Chavez, J 15-11, Vasquez, V 31-21, Zambrano 117-75, Berg 6-5, Grabow 23-17, Caridad 11-9, Marmol 21-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Karstens 5-2, Veal 0-1, Jackson 0-0, Chavez, J 1-2, Vasquez, V 3-0, Zambrano 9-1, Berg 1-0, Grabow 2-0, Caridad 1-1, Marmol 1-0.
Batters faced: Karstens 18, Veal 3, Jackson 1, Chavez, J 3, Vasquez, V 8, Zambrano 28, Berg 2, Grabow 6, Caridad 3, Marmol 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Jackson 2-0, Grabow 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Dan Bellino. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 50 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:45.
Att: 33,299.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
September 30, 2009
September 30, 2009

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