Pittsburgh 7, Chi. Cubs 5

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 3, 2011 1:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 78°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - D.J. Reyburn,
Attendance - 36628

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 7 11 0
Chi. Cubs 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 5 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 64-75 31-38 33-37 W2
Chi. Cubs 59-80 32-39 27-41 L3

Recap

Derrek Lee's grand slam with two outs in the top of the ninth inning led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on a wet Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
 
The Pirates loaded the bases with a single and a pair of walks against closer Carlos Marmol (2-5) before Lee drove a pitch through the rain and just over the left-field wall to beat his former team.

Joel Hanrahan worked the bottom of the ninth to secure the win for Chris Resop (5-4), who pitched two innings of scoreless relief. The blown save by Marmol was his ninth of the season, tying him for the major league lead.

Chicago had taken a 5-3 lead in the seventh inning on a two-run double by Alfonso Soriano, who drove in four of the Cubs' five runs on the afternoon. The game was delayed by rain for 91 minutes shortly after Soriano's hit.
 
Starter Casey Coleman worked six innings for the Cubs, giving up two runs on six hits while striking out six and walking three.

Pittsburgh starter Ross Ohlendorf surrendered three runs in four-plus innings, yielding seven hits and walking two.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Chi. Cubs
Ross Ohlendorf Player Casey Coleman
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 6
6.75 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Chi. Cubs
Derrek LeePlayer Aramis Ramirez
3 Hits 2
5 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 11 1 18 .314 17 10 7 6 1 0
Chi. Cubs 10 0 12 .286 26 6 5 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Cubs have a W/L % of .373 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Pirates have a W/L % of .422 after a win and .493 after a loss.
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