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Pirates roll as lineup hammers Dempster early

Pittsburgh's hitters jumped all over Chicago starter Ryan Dempster, who surrendered seven runs over the first three frames, while Jeff Karstens pitched six solid innings, as the Bucs evened their series with the Cubs.

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PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McCutchen, CF5232100.277
Tabata, LF5332112.311
Walker, 2B5344011.305
Jones, G, 1B4113112.247
Alvarez, P, 3B5111042.233
Doumit, RF4210000.253
Cedeno, R, SS4012021.245
a-Diaz, A, PH-SS1000010.259
Snyder, C, C5210021.221
Karstens, P3000021.061
Gallagher, S, P0000000.000
Park, P0000000.000
b-LaRoche, PH1000010.211
Resop, P0000000.000
Totals4214151431510.240
a-Struck out for Cedeno, R in the 8th. b-Struck out for Park in the 9th.
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeWitt, 2B5001022.272
Castro, S, SS4121011.315
Byrd, CF4000002.302
Ramirez, Ar, 3B3000011.241
Marshall, S, P0000000.000
b-Hoffpauir, M, PH-RF1111000.200
Nady, 1B4111020.256
Soriano, A, LF4121000.261
Colvin, RF4000012.255
Marmol, P0000000.000
Hill, K, C4232000.222
Dempster, P0000000.163
a-Zambrano, PH1000001.216
Mateo, P1000010.000
Russell, P0000000.000
Barney, 3B2110000.217
Totals377107089.262
a-Grounded out for Dempster in the 3rd. b-Doubled for Marshall, S in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Alvarez, P (11, Dempster), Cedeno, R (23, Dempster), Walker (22, Russell), McCutchen (26, Marmol).
3B: Tabata (2, Dempster).
HR: Jones, G (20, 4th inning off Mateo, 1 on, 0 out), Walker (8, 6th inning off Mateo, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Walker 8; Cedeno, R 2; Doumit; Alvarez, P 2; Snyder, C; McCutchen 4; Jones, G 4; Tabata 5.
RBI: Jones, G 3 (74), Alvarez, P (37), Cedeno, R 2 (28), Tabata 2 (23), McCutchen 2 (40), Walker 4 (48).
2-out RBI: Alvarez, P; Cedeno, R 2; McCutchen 2; Tabata; Walker 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Snyder, C; Alvarez, P; Tabata 2; Jones, G.
SAC: Karstens.
Team RISP: 6-for-13.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: McCutchen (28, 2nd base off Dempster/Hill, K).

BATTING
2B: Hill, K (8, Gallagher, S), Hoffpauir, M (2, Gallagher, S).
HR: Hill, K (1, 5th inning off Karstens, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Barney; Hoffpauir, M 2; Castro, S 2; Hill, K 7; Soriano, A 2; Nady.
RBI: Hill, K 2 (16), DeWitt (43), Castro, S (40), Hoffpauir, M (1), Nady (27), Soriano, A (69).
2-out RBI: Hoffpauir, M; Nady; Soriano, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castro, S.
Team RISP: 4-for-7.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Castro, S (21, fielding).

PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Karstens(W, 3-10)6.04220614.88
Gallagher, S1.25550106.46
Park0.11000005.52
Resop1.00000105.54
Totals9.010770815.18
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dempster(L, 12-9)3.07773403.71
Mateo2.244405210.45
Russell1.03300104.54
Marshall, S1.10000302.85
Marmol1.01000203.19
Totals9.015141131524.39
HBP: Doumit (by Dempster).
Pitches-strikes: Karstens 87-63, Gallagher, S 38-25, Park 4-4, Resop 8-7, Dempster 70-43, Mateo 56-37, Russell 30-22, Marshall, S 14-11, Marmol 14-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Karstens 10-1, Gallagher, S 2-2, Park 0-0, Resop 1-1, Dempster 5-0, Mateo 1-1, Russell 2-0, Marshall, S 0-0, Marmol 0-1.
Batters faced: Karstens 22, Gallagher, S 10, Park 2, Resop 3, Dempster 20, Mateo 12, Russell 7, Marshall, S 4, Marmol 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Park 1-1, Marshall, S 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Bill Hohn.
Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 31,369.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
August 31, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media