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Pirates 8, Cubs 2
Carlos Zambrano made his final start of the season Wednesday night. (Paul Beaty/AP)
In his final start of 2009, Carlos Zambrano took the loss, allowing four runs in six innings of work. Zambrano didn't get much support from the offense, as the Cubs managed just two runs on five hits. Mike Fontenot's RBI single drove in the first run in the second, followed by Ryan Theriot's RBI sacrifice bunt in the third.
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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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