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Hometown hero comes through

Pittsburgh native Neil Walker hit his first career home run in a big spot, giving the Pirates the lead in the eighth inning. Jeff Karstens made a strong appearance as a starter, allowing two runs on six hits in six innings.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Fukudome, RF4110110.293
Castro, S, SS4000003.297
Nady, 1B4142000.263
Colvin, CF-LF3000122.293
Soriano, A, LF4010013.299
Marmol, P0000000.000
Fontenot, 2B4000002.313
Baker, Je, 3B3000110.211
Hill, K, C3010001.224
a-Lee, D, PH1000010.232
Lilly, P2000001.000
Byrd, CF1000010.297
Totals332723712.258
a-Struck out for Hill, K in the 9th.
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McCutchen, CF2100201.310
Walker, 2B4112022.313
Milledge, LF2010200.252
Jones, G, RF-1B4121001.266
Crosby, 1B3000012.235
b-Church, PH-RF1000011.202
Doumit, C3000000.276
LaRoche, 3B3010010.250
Cedeno, R, SS3000011.250
Karstens, P2010010.222
Lopez, Jav, P0000000.000
Hanrahan, P0000000.000
a-Clement, PH1000000.198
Dotel, P0000000.000
Totals28363478.237
a-Popped out for Hanrahan in the 8th. b-Struck out for Crosby in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Nady (4, Karstens).
3B: Fukudome (2, Karstens).
HR: Nady (3, 3rd inning off Karstens, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Hill, K; Fukudome 3; Soriano, A; Nady 8.
RBI: Nady 2 (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano, A; Castro, S; Fontenot.
SAC: Lilly.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Soriano, A (Milledge at 3rd base).
DP: (Castro, S-Fontenot-Nady).

BATTING
2B: Milledge (10, Lilly).
HR: Jones, G (7, 4th inning off Lilly, 0 on, 0 out), Walker (1, 8th inning off Lilly, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Walker 4; Karstens; LaRoche; Jones, G 5; Milledge 2.
RBI: Jones, G (33), Walker 2 (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby; Walker; Church.
GIDP: Cedeno, R.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: McCutchen (13, 2nd base off Lilly/Hill, K), Milledge (4, 2nd base off Marmol/Hill, K).

Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lilly(L, 1-5)7.26334623.61
Marmol0.10000101.44
Totals8.06334724.06
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Karstens6.06223314.50
Lopez, Jav1.01000201.66
Hanrahan(W, 2-1)1.00000005.40
Dotel(S, 12)1.00000205.06
Totals9.07223715.30
Pitches-strikes: Lilly 112-68, Marmol 3-3, Karstens 104-66, Lopez, Jav 17-13, Hanrahan 7-5, Dotel 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lilly 4-6, Marmol 0-0, Karstens 8-3, Lopez, Jav 0-0, Hanrahan 1-2, Dotel 0-0.
Batters faced: Lilly 31, Marmol 1, Karstens 27, Lopez, Jav 4, Hanrahan 3, Dotel 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Marmol 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Todd Tichenor. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:26.
Att: 11,334.
Venue: PNC Park.
June 1, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media