In what should be the last trade prior to the deadline, the Pirates traded John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny to the Chicago Cubs. In return, the Pirates have acquired right-handed pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio and infielder Josh Harrison.

Just hours after Jack Wilson was shipped to Seattle, Freddy Sanchez was traded to the Giants.

In return, the Pirates received Tim Alderson, a right handed pitcher who was highly regarded within the Giants’ organization.

Word is now that Grabow and Gorzo could be dealt to the Cubs. 1 more day til the trade deadline.

Randy Wells (RHP) (2-3, 2.57 ERA, 41 K) @ Virgil Vasquez (RHP) (1-0, 3.00 ERA, 7 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates
Virgil Vasquez gave up 7 hits and 3 ER in 6 innings, and that was more than the Pirate offense could muster. The Bucs scored just 1 run on 6 hits in tonight’s rubber match against the Cubs.

Tonight was the first we saw Joel Hanrahan in a Bucco uniform. He pitched well in 1 inning of work.

Garrett Jones also made his first appearance since being recalled from AAA following the Morgan/Hinske trades. He went 0-4.

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Ted Lilly (LHP) (7-5, 3.41 ERA, 81 K) @ Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (6-6, 4.75 ERA, 44 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates:
Given the trades that took place today, I did not expect the Pirates to play well in tonight’s game, but all in all, this was probably one of the best games the Pirates played all season.

Ross Ohlendorf was fantastic, striking out 8 and allowing just 4 hits in 7 innings. Grabow and Capps sealed the deal.

Freddy Sanchez went 3-3 with an RBI.

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Inning 1

Away
Alfonso Soriano grounds out softly to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Kosuke Fukudome grounds out softly, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Derrek Lee singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Jake Fox flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche called out on strikes.

Inning 2

Away
Micah Hoffpauir flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Geovany Soto strikes out swinging, catcher Robinzon Diaz to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mike Fontenot strikes out swinging.

Home
Andy LaRoche walks.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into double play, third baseman Jake Fox to second baseman Mike Fontenot to first baseman Derrek Lee. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Ryan Theriot pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ted Lilly strikes out swinging.
Alfonso Soriano grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.
Ross Ohlendorf lines out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.

Inning 4

Away
Kosuke Fukudome lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Derrek Lee strikes out swinging.
Jake Fox lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Home
Freddy Sanchez singles on a soft fly ball to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.
Delwyn Young lines out to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Kosuke Fukudome.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging. Brandon Moss advances to 1st, on missed catch error by pitcher Ted Lilly. Wild pitch by pitcher Ted Lilly. Freddy Sanchez scores. Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a force out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to second baseman Mike Fontenot. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Inning 5

Away
Micah Hoffpauir flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Geovany Soto doubles (9) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Mike Fontenot called out on strikes.
Ryan Theriot called out on strikes.

Home
Jack Wilson singles on a bunt ground ball to second baseman Mike Fontenot.
Ross Ohlendorf out on a sacrifice bunt, first baseman Derrek Lee to second baseman Mike Fontenot. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Kosuke Fukudome. Jack Wilson scores.
With Delwyn Young batting, Freddy Sanchez steals (5) 2nd base.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.

Inning 6

Away
Ted Lilly pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche in foul territory.
Alfonso Soriano hit by pitch.
Kosuke Fukudome flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Derrek Lee strikes out swinging.

Home
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz lines into unassisted double play, second baseman Mike Fontenot. Adam LaRoche doubled off 2nd.

Inning 7

Away
Jake Fox pops out to catcher Robinzon Diaz in foul territory.
Micah Hoffpauir strikes out swinging.
Geovany Soto singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Mike Fontenot singles on a line drive to left fielder Brandon Moss. Geovany Soto out at 3rd on the throw, left fielder Brandon Moss to third baseman Andy LaRoche.

Home
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Derrek Lee in foul territory.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Steve Pearce replaces Ross Ohlendorf.
Steve Pearce doubles (1) on a ground ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Kosuke Fukudome.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (25) on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Steve Pearce scores.
Delwyn Young flies out to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.

Inning 8

Away
Pitcher Change: John Grabow replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th.
Ryan Theriot singles on a ground ball to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Milton Bradley replaces Ted Lilly.
Milton Bradley singles on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson. Milton Bradley to 2nd. Ryan Theriot advances to 3rd, on throwing error by shortstop Jack Wilson.
Alfonso Soriano strikes out swinging.
Kosuke Fukudome called out on strikes.
Derrek Lee grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Pitcher Change: Jeff Samardzija replaces Ted Lilly, batting 2nd, replacing center fielder Kosuke Fukudome.
Milton Bradley remains in the game as the center fielder.
Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a force out, third baseman Jake Fox to second baseman Mike Fontenot. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Inning 9

Away
Pitcher Change: Matt Capps replaces John Grabow, batting 9th.
Jake Fox grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Micah Hoffpauir pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Geovany Soto walks.
Mike Fontenot flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.

Rich Harden (RHP) (4-4, 4.95 ERA, 67 K) @ Zach Duke (LHP) (8-5, 3.09 ERA, 51 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
The Bucs had 9 hits tonight, including 3 by Nyjer Morgan, but they only managed to get 1 run across.

Zach Duke allowed 7 hits and 3 ER in 7 innings, and that was enough for the Cubs to prevail.

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Inning 1

Away
Alfonso Soriano flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Ryan Theriot grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Derrek Lee flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Jake Fox to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging, catcher Geovany Soto to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Milton Bradley.

Inning 2

Away
Jake Fox singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Geovany Soto singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Jake Fox to 2nd.
Milton Bradley flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ryan Freel strikes out swinging.
Andres Blanco singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Jake Fox scores. Geovany Soto to 3rd. Andres Blanco to 2nd on the throw.
Rich Harden grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Zach Duke.

Home
Adam LaRoche called out on strikes.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Alfonso Soriano flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Ryan Theriot homers (7) on a fly ball to left field.
Derrek Lee lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Jake Fox grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Jack Wilson walks.
Zach Duke out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Rich Harden to second baseman Andres Blanco. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Geovany Soto walks.
Milton Bradley doubles (8) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Geovany Soto scores.
Ryan Freel pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Andres Blanco grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Milton Bradley to 3rd.
Rich Harden strikes out swinging.

Home
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee.

Inning 5

Away
Alfonso Soriano strikes out swinging.
Ryan Theriot grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Derrek Lee lines out to third baseman Andy LaRoche.

Home
Andy LaRoche doubles (15) on a fly ball to center fielder Ryan Freel.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out to pitcher Rich Harden. Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Jack Wilson grounds out, second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee. Andy LaRoche scores.
Zach Duke singles on a ground ball to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to second baseman Andres Blanco. Zach Duke to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Zach Duke to 3rd. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, pitcher Rich Harden to first baseman Derrek Lee.

Inning 6

Away
Jake Fox singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Geovany Soto flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Milton Bradley singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Jake Fox to 2nd.
Ryan Freel flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss. Jake Fox to 3rd.
Andres Blanco grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Milton Bradley out at 2nd.

Home
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Ryan Freel. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Rich Harden grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alfonso Soriano grounds out, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ryan Theriot flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Zach Duke.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Ryan Freel.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a fly ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Ramon Vazquez to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a double play, shortstop Ryan Theriot to second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th, replacing Ramon Vazquez.
Derrek Lee grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jake Fox walks.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Sam Fuld replaces Jake Fox.
Geovany Soto flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
With Milton Bradley batting, Sam Fuld caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Jason Jaramillo to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Home
Sam Fuld remains in the game as the center fielder.
Pitching Change: Carlos Marmol replaces Rich Harden, batting 7th, replacing center fielder Ryan Freel.
Defensive Substitution: Mike Fontenot replaces pitcher Rich Harden, batting 9th, playing third base.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andy LaRoche flies out to right fielder Milton Bradley.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Milton Bradley grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to pitcher Jesse Chavez.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Micah Hoffpauir replaces Carlos Marmol.
Micah Hoffpauir strikes out swinging.
Andres Blanco strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Kevin Gregg replaces Carlos Marmol, batting 7th, replacing Micah Hoffpauir.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Jason Jaramillo.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson pops out to second baseman Andres Blanco.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Jesse Chavez.
Eric Hinske flies out to center fielder Sam Fuld.

Zack Greinke (RHP) (9-3, 1.90 ERA, 111 K) @ Charlie Morton (RHP) (0-0, 3.00 ERA, 4 K)

1:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
The Pirates were going for a series sweep today against the Royals. Zack Greinke outpitched Charlie Morton to end the Bucs’ 4 game winning streak.

The Pirates scored 2 runs on 7 hits, while the Royals got 3 runs on 8 hits.

The LaRoche brothers provided most of the Bucco highlights with Adam going 3-4 with a run and Andy going 2-3 with a run and an RBI.

The Pirates return to division play with a 3 game series against the Chicago Cubs next.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
David DeJesus strikes out swinging.
Willie Bloomquist singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Jose Guillen grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Willie Bloomquist out at 2nd.

Home
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Willie Bloomquist to first baseman Mike Jacobs.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.

Inning 2

Away
Mike Jacobs flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Brayan Pena grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alberto Callaspo lines out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Eric Hinske lines out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Andy LaRoche lines into a double play, pitcher Zack Greinke to first baseman Mike Jacobs. Adam LaRoche out at 1st.

Inning 3

Away
Mark Teahen flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Mitch Maier flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Zack Greinke strikes out swinging.

Home
Jason Jaramillo grounds out sharply, first baseman Mike Jacobs to pitcher Zack Greinke.
Jack Wilson singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Charlie Morton out on a sacrifice bunt to pitcher Zack Greinke. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to right fielder Jose Guillen.

Inning 4

Away
David DeJesus homers (6) on a fly ball to right center field.
Willie Bloomquist grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jose Guillen singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mike Jacobs singles on a ground ball to right fielder Eric Hinske. Jose Guillen out at 3rd on the throw, right fielder Eric Hinske to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Brayan Pena lines out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Nyjer Morgan lines out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen.
With Eric Hinske batting, Adam LaRoche caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Brayan Pena to shortstop Willie Bloomquist.

Inning 5

Away
Alberto Callaspo doubles (20) on a fly ball to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Mark Teahen doubles (15) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Alberto Callaspo scores.
Mitch Maier singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Eric Hinske. Mark Teahen to 3rd.
Zack Greinke strikes out swinging.
David DeJesus reaches on a fielder’s choice, fielded by first baseman Adam LaRoche. Mark Teahen scores. Mitch Maier to 2nd.
Willie Bloomquist flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Mitch Maier to 3rd. David DeJesus advances to 2nd, on a throwing error by center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jose Guillen flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to center fielder Mitch Maier.
Jason Jaramillo pops out to shortstop Willie Bloomquist.
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Mike Jacobs in foul territory.

Inning 6

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Charlie Morton, batting 9th.
Mike Jacobs grounds out sharply to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brayan Pena flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Alberto Callaspo flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces Jesse Chavez.
Brandon Moss pops out to second baseman Alberto Callaspo.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to center fielder Mitch Maier.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, throwing error by Zack Greinke on the pickoff attempt, Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Mike Jacobs.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th, replacing Brandon Moss.
Mark Teahen grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mitch Maier flies out softly to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Zack Greinke doubles (1) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
David DeJesus grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Mitch Maier.
Eric Hinske pops out to third baseman Mark Teahen.
Andy LaRoche triples (3) on a fly ball to right fielder Jose Guillen. Adam LaRoche scores.
Pitching Change: Jamey Wright replaces Zack Greinke, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out to first baseman Mike Jacobs. Andy LaRoche scores.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Willie Bloomquist to first baseman Mike Jacobs.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Willie Bloomquist walks.
Jose Guillen strikes out swinging.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Billy Butler replaces Mike Jacobs.
With Billy Butler batting, Willie Bloomquist steals (14) 2nd base.
Billy Butler strikes out swinging.
Brayan Pena grounds out softly, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Defensive switch from shortstop to right field for Willie Bloomquist.
Defensive Substitution: Tony Pena replaces right fielder Jose Guillen, batting 3rd, playing shortstop.
Billy Butler remains in the game as the first baseman.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Sean Burnett.
Delwyn Young grounds out, shortstop Tony Pena to first baseman Billy Butler.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Mark Teahen to first baseman Billy Butler.
Pitching Change: John Bale replaces Jamey Wright, batting 5th.
Defensive Substitution: Miguel Olivo replaces pitcher Jamey Wright, batting 9th, playing catcher.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Jeff Karstens replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Alberto Callaspo flies out to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Mark Teahen grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mitch Maier flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Pitching Change: Joakim Soria replaces John Bale, batting 5th.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche lines out to first baseman Billy Butler.
Eric Hinske grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.

Mike Hampton (LHP) (2-4, 5.63 ERA, 33 K) @ Paul Maholm (LHP) (3-1, 4.11 ERA, 34 K)

1:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Rubber match this afternoon.

Post Game Update:

Grrr… there’s not much more frustrating than a 2-1 loss…. especially when that loss comes at the hands of Mike Hampton (2-4, 5.63 ERA). Pirate batters went back into their shell, as they got just 4 hits tonight.

Nate McLouth led of the game with a solo home run, and that was the last time the Pirates would touch home plate.

Paul Maholm pitched well, but it’s tough to pitch well enough to win when your offense provides just 1 run.

Prior to today’s game, Donald Veal was sent to the DL with a strained right groin. Steven Jackson (newly acquired from the New York Yankees) will be recalled from AAA. Word is that Veal being placed on the DL could just be a convenient way for the Pirates to hold onto Veal without keeping him an active member of the bullpen. Since Veal was a Rule 5 pickup from the Chicago Cubs, Veal must be kept on the Pirates’ Major League roster.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Edwin Maysonet strikes out swinging.
Miguel Tejada doubles (20) on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Hunter Pence strikes out swinging.
With Carlos Lee batting, wild pitch by Paul Maholm, Miguel Tejada to 3rd.
Carlos Lee flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.

Home
Nate McLouth homers (9) on a fly ball to right field.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Craig Monroe grounds into a double play, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd.

Inning 2

Away
Lance Berkman walks.
Jason Michaels flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth. Lance Berkman to 2nd.
Jeff Keppinger grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Humberto Quintero singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Lance Berkman scores. Humberto Quintero to 2nd on the throw.
Mike Hampton called out on strikes.

Home
Adam LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Edwin Maysonet grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Miguel Tejada reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Hunter Pence singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Miguel Tejada to 2nd.
Carlos Lee grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Miguel Tejada to 3rd. Hunter Pence to 2nd.
Lance Berkman strikes out swinging.

Home
Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Paul Maholm grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Nate McLouth singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Mike Hampton to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 4

Away
Jason Michaels flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jeff Keppinger flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.
Humberto Quintero singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Mike Hampton flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Craig Monroe grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Adam LaRoche singles on a ground ball to shortstop Miguel Tejada, deflected by pitcher Mike Hampton.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 5

Away
Edwin Maysonet singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Miguel Tejada grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Edwin Maysonet out at 2nd.
Hunter Pence grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Jason Michaels.
Paul Maholm strikes out swinging.

Inning 6

Away
Carlos Lee walks.
Lance Berkman pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.
Jason Michaels flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jeff Keppinger grounds into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Carlos Lee out at 2nd.

Home
Nate McLouth grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 7

Away
Humberto Quintero flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Mike Hampton singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Edwin Maysonet singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Mike Hampton to 2nd.
With Miguel Tejada batting, passed ball by Robinzon Diaz, Mike Hampton to 3rd. Edwin Maysonet to 2nd.
Miguel Tejada singles on a soft line drive to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Mike Hampton scores. Edwin Maysonet to 3rd.
Hunter Pence grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Miguel Tejada out at 2nd.

Home
Craig Monroe grounds out to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Robinzon Diaz bunt grounds out, pitcher Mike Hampton to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Paul Maholm, batting 9th.
Carlos Lee grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Lance Berkman lines out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Jason Michaels flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Pitching Change: Chris Sampson replaces Mike Hampton, batting 4th, replacing left fielder Carlos Lee.
Defensive switch from center field to left field for Jason Michaels.
Defensive Substitution: Michael Bourn replaces pitcher Mike Hampton, batting 9th, playing center field.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Jesse Chavez.
Eric Hinske grounds out to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Jeff Keppinger grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Humberto Quintero flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Michael Bourn called out on strikes.

Home
Pitching Change: LaTroy Hawkins replaces Chris Sampson, batting 4th.
Nate McLouth grounds out to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging, catcher Humberto Quintero to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to left fielder Jason Michaels.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Nyjer Morgan replaces Freddy Sanchez.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Craig Monroe.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.

Zach Duke (LHP) (5-4, 2.77 ERA, 39 K) @ Carlos Zambrano (RHP) (3-2, 4.64 ERA, 40 K)

2:20 P.M. EST @ Wrigley Field

Post Game Update

Locked in a pitchers’ dual, the Pirates trailed the Cubs 2-1 in the 7th. Nyjer Morgan singled, but advanced to 3rd on Alfonso Soriano’s error. Carlos Zambrano threw a wild pitch, scoring Morgan. Zambrado did not agree. He exploded in anger, was ejected by the home plate umpire, and he ended his day by destroying a Gatorade machine in the dugout with his bat.

Still, it wasn’t enough for the Bucs to get the series win in Chicago. Reed Johnson homered in the bottom of the 8th, and that was enough. Cubs won 5-2.

The game did reveal a weakness in my Retrosheet scoresheet. Version 2b was unable to handle a substitution following a preplay event. I will post version 2c this afternoon.

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan lines out to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Nate McLouth grounds out, first baseman Derrek Lee to pitcher Carlos Zambrano.

Home
Alfonso Soriano flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Ryan Theriot singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Milton Bradley triples (1) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Ryan Theriot scores.
Derrek Lee walks.
Reed Johnson grounds into a force out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to second baseman Delwyn Young. Milton Bradley scores. Derrek Lee out at 2nd. Reed Johnson advances to 2nd, on a throwing error by second baseman Delwyn Young.
Geovany Soto grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche walks. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss lines out softly to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Adam LaRoche to 3rd. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo pops out softly to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Zach Duke lines out to first baseman Derrek Lee.

Home
Ryan Freel grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Andres Blanco grounds out softly, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Carlos Zambrano singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Alfonso Soriano pops out to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.

Inning 3

Away
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, third baseman Ryan Freel to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Nate McLouth called out on strikes.

Home
Ryan Theriot singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Milton Bradley walks. Ryan Theriot to 2nd.
Derrek Lee grounds into a double play, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Delwyn Young to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Ryan Theriot to 3rd. Milton Bradley out at 2nd.
Reed Johnson grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Carlos Zambrano to second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss pops out softly to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Adam LaRoche scores.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee.

Home
Geovany Soto called out on strikes.
Ryan Freel singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Andres Blanco turns around to bat left-handed.
Andres Blanco flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Carlos Zambrano strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

Away
Defensive Substitution: Mike Fontenot replaces third baseman Ryan Freel, batting 7th, playing third base.
Zach Duke singles on a line drive to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Reed Johnson. Zach Duke to 2nd.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Chicago Cubs third baseman Ryan Freel left the game due to an injured leg.
Nate McLouth grounds out softly to first baseman Derrek Lee. Zach Duke to 3rd. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Carlos Zambrano intentionally walks Adam LaRoche.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, second baseman Andres Blanco to shortstop Ryan Theriot. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd.

Home
Alfonso Soriano doubles (10) on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ryan Theriot out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Alfonso Soriano to 3rd.
Milton Bradley flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Derrek Lee grounds out, second baseman Delwyn Young to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 6

Away
Brandon Moss called out on strikes.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Jason Jaramillo flies out to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Zach Duke strikes out on a foul tip.

Home
Reed Johnson flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Geovany Soto grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mike Fontenot singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Andres Blanco turns around to bat left-handed.
Andres Blanco flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 7

Away
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Nyjer Morgan advances to 3rd, on a fielding error by left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Delwyn Young pops out to catcher Geovany Soto in foul territory.
With Nate McLouth batting, wild pitch by Carlos Zambrano, Nyjer Morgan scores.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano ejected by HP umpire Mark Carlson.
Pitching Change: Angel Guzman replaces Carlos Zambrano, batting 9th.
Nate McLouth pops out to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Reed Johnson.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Micah Hoffpauir replaces Angel Guzman.
Micah Hoffpauir pops out to second baseman Delwyn Young.
Alfonso Soriano strikes out swinging.
Ryan Theriot singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Milton Bradley flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Carlos Marmol replaces Angel Guzman, batting 9th, replacing Micah Hoffpauir.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Ramon Vazquez strikes out swinging.
Jason Jaramillo flies out softly to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.

Home
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th.
Derrek Lee flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Reed Johnson homers (2) on a fly ball to left field.
Geovany Soto singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th.
Mike Fontenot flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Andres Blanco doubles (1) on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Geovany Soto scores.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Jake Fox replaces Carlos Marmol.
Jake Fox doubles (1) on a fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Andres Blanco scores.
Alfonso Soriano pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Kevin Gregg replaces Carlos Marmol, batting 9th, replacing Jake Fox.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Freddy Sanchez replaces Sean Burnett.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Nyjer Morgan flies into a double play, right fielder Milton Bradley to second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee. Freddy Sanchez doubled off 1st.
Delwyn Young walks.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.

Ian Snell (RHP) (1-5, 4.88 ERA, 36 K) @ Sean Marshall (LHP) (2-3, 3.96 ERA, 23 K)

8:05 P.M. EST @ Wrigley Field

Post Game Update

This game was a no contest. The rain almost served as a mercy rule and kept our bullpen from entering the field. Try again tomorrow.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan bunt pops out to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.
Craig Monroe grounds into a force out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to second baseman Mike Fontenot. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd.

Home
Alfonso Soriano flies out to right fielder Craig Monroe.
Ryan Theriot flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Kosuke Fukudome homers (5) on a fly ball to right field.
Milton Bradley grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Kosuke Fukudome.
Robinzon Diaz strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.

Home
Micah Hoffpauir flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Mike Fontenot doubles (6) on a fly ball to right fielder Craig Monroe.
Koyie Hill walks.
Ryan Freel strikes out swinging.
Sean Marshall singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Mike Fontenot scores. Koyie Hill to 2nd.
With Alfonso Soriano batting, wild pitch by Ian Snell, Koyie Hill to 3rd.
Alfonso Soriano strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Ian Snell called out on strikes.
Nyjer Morgan lines out to pitcher Sean Marshall.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, pitcher Sean Marshall to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.

Home
Ryan Theriot flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Kosuke Fukudome grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Milton Bradley walks.
Micah Hoffpauir doubles (6) on a fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Milton Bradley scores.
Mike Fontenot strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Nate McLouth walks.
Craig Monroe flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
With Adam LaRoche batting, Nate McLouth steals (7) 2nd base.
Adam LaRoche grounds out to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir. Nate McLouth to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche walks.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a ground ball to center fielder Kosuke Fukudome. Nate McLouth scores. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Home
Koyie Hill grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ryan Freel flies out to right fielder Craig Monroe.
Sean Marshall flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 5

Away
Ian Snell lines out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Nate McLouth flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.

Home
Alfonso Soriano singles on a line drive to right fielder Craig Monroe.
With Ryan Theriot batting, Alfonso Soriano steals (5) 2nd base, . Alfonso Soriano advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by catcher Robinzon Diaz.
Ryan Theriot singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Alfonso Soriano scores.
Kosuke Fukudome walks. Ryan Theriot to 2nd.
Milton Bradley walks. Ryan Theriot to 3rd. Kosuke Fukudome to 2nd.
Micah Hoffpauir singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Ryan Theriot scores. Kosuke Fukudome to 3rd. Milton Bradley to 2nd.
Mike Fontenot singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Kosuke Fukudome scores. Milton Bradley to 3rd. Micah Hoffpauir to 2nd.
Koyie Hill strikes out swinging.
Ryan Freel grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Mike Fontenot out at 2nd.

Paul Maholm (LHP) (3-1, 3.30 ERA, 32 K) @ Ryan Dempster (RHP) (3-3, 4.40 ERA, 49 K)

8:05 P.M. EST @ Wrigley Field

The Pirates stay in Chicago and move across town for 3 games against the Cubbies.

Happy Memorial Day!

Post Game Update
The Post Gazette reported today that the Pirates haven’t shown interest in extending the contracts of Adam LaRoche, John Grabow, or Jack Wilson past this season.

Ryan Doumit is progressing. He hopes to be back on the field sometime in June.

Matt Capps was hurt by a line drive to the elbow in the 9th inning. Hopefully he’s OK.

Freddy Sanchez went 6/6 tonight.

The Pirates have 24 hits in the last 2 games.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging, catcher Geovany Soto to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (17) on a line drive to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Nate McLouth pops out to third baseman Ryan Freel.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Freddy Sanchez scores.
Brandon Moss called out on strikes.

Home
Alfonso Soriano walks.
Ryan Theriot doubles (9) on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan, deflected by third baseman Andy LaRoche. Alfonso Soriano scores.
Milton Bradley grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Reed Johnson reaches on a fielder’s choice out, shortstop Jack Wilson to third baseman Andy LaRoche. Ryan Theriot out at 3rd.
Geovany Soto walks. Reed Johnson to 2nd.
Micah Hoffpauir lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 2

Away
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Ryan Dempster to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Jack Wilson grounds into a double play, third baseman Ryan Freel to second baseman Aaron Miles to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir. Jason Jaramillo out at 2nd.

Home
Ryan Freel pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Aaron Miles grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ryan Dempster strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Paul Maholm grounds out, third baseman Ryan Freel to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
With Nate McLouth batting, wild pitch by Ryan Dempster, Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Nate McLouth hit by pitch.
Adam LaRoche walks. Nyjer Morgan scores. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Nate McLouth to 2nd.
Brandon Moss walks. Freddy Sanchez scores. Nate McLouth to 3rd. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a double play, pitcher Ryan Dempster to catcher Geovany Soto to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir. Nate McLouth out at home.

Home
Alfonso Soriano walks.
Ryan Theriot doubles (10) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Alfonso Soriano to 3rd.
Milton Bradley doubles (3) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Alfonso Soriano scores. Ryan Theriot scores.
Reed Johnson flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss. Milton Bradley to 3rd.
Geovany Soto singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Milton Bradley scores.
Micah Hoffpauir grounds out softly, pitcher Paul Maholm to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Geovany Soto to 2nd.
Ryan Freel lines out to third baseman Andy LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Jason Jaramillo doubles (8) on a fly ball to center fielder Reed Johnson.
With Jack Wilson batting, throwing error by Ryan Dempster on the pickoff attempt, Jason Jaramillo to 3rd.
Jack Wilson singles on a pop up to second baseman Aaron Miles. Jason Jaramillo scores.
Paul Maholm out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Geovany Soto to second baseman Aaron Miles. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Freddy Sanchez homers (4) on a fly ball to left center field. Jack Wilson scores.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.

Home
Aaron Miles strikes out swinging. Wild pitch by pitcher Paul Maholm. Aaron Miles to 1st.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Bobby Scales replaces Ryan Dempster.
Bobby Scales flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Alfonso Soriano grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Aaron Miles to 2nd.
Ryan Theriot doubles (11) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Aaron Miles scores.
Milton Bradley homers (5) on a fly ball to left center field. Ryan Theriot scores.
Reed Johnson singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Geovany Soto flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Inning 5

Away
Pitching Change: Jose Ascanio replaces Ryan Dempster, batting 9th, replacing Bobby Scales.
Adam LaRoche grounds out sharply, second baseman Aaron Miles to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to right fielder Milton Bradley. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley. Brandon Moss to 3rd. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir on the infield fly rule.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Craig Monroe replaces Paul Maholm.
Craig Monroe flies out to center fielder Reed Johnson.

Home
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Paul Maholm, batting 9th, replacing Craig Monroe.
Micah Hoffpauir walks.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly ejected by HP umpire Bob Davidson.
Ryan Freel out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Tom Gorzelanny to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Micah Hoffpauir to 2nd.
Aaron Miles strikes out swinging, catcher Jason Jaramillo to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jose Ascanio pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Inning 6

Away
Pitching Change: Neal Cotts replaces Jose Ascanio, batting 9th.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Nate McLouth homers (8) on a fly ball to right center field. Freddy Sanchez scores.
Adam LaRoche doubles (14) on a line drive to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Brandon Moss grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir. Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche doubles (11) on a fly ball to right fielder Milton Bradley. Adam LaRoche scores.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Aaron Miles to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.

Home
Alfonso Soriano strikes out swinging.
Ryan Theriot grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Milton Bradley grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Aaron Heilman replaces Neal Cotts, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Tom Gorzelanny grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Nyjer Morgan triples (4) on a fly ball to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to shortstop Ryan Theriot. Nyjer Morgan scores.
With Nate McLouth batting, Freddy Sanchez steals (4) 2nd base.
Nate McLouth walks.
Adam LaRoche reaches on a fielder’s choice, fielded by third baseman Ryan Freel. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Nate McLouth to 2nd.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.

Home
Reed Johnson walks.
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th.
Geovany Soto walks. Reed Johnson to 2nd.
Micah Hoffpauir grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Reed Johnson to 3rd. Geovany Soto out at 2nd.
Ryan Freel singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth, deflected by pitcher Evan Meek. Reed Johnson scores.
Aaron Miles singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Ryan Freel to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Carlos Zambrano replaces Aaron Heilman.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Carlos Zambrano strikes out swinging.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: David Patton replaces Aaron Heilman, batting 9th, replacing Carlos Zambrano.
Andy LaRoche singles on a fly ball to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Jesse Chavez.
Delwyn Young walks.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.

Home
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Alfonso Soriano flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Ryan Theriot pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Milton Bradley grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 9

Away
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Nate McLouth flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Adam LaRoche grounds out to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Brandon Moss grounds out softly, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.

Home
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces John Grabow, batting 9th.
Reed Johnson flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Geovany Soto singles on a line drive to third baseman Andy LaRoche, deflected by pitcher Matt Capps.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Matt Capps, batting 9th.
Micah Hoffpauir strikes out on a foul tip.
Ryan Freel walks. Geovany Soto to 2nd.
Aaron Miles grounds into a force out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson. Ryan Freel out at 2nd.