Final in 10

Series: Game 2 of 4

Pittsburgh leads 2-0 (as of 5/28)

Game 1: Friday, May 28
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Game 2: Friday, May 28
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Game 3: Saturday, May 29
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Game 4: Sunday, May 30
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Cubs 4

(25-22, 12-13 away)

Pirates 5

(22-22, 8-13 home)

    8:35 PM ET, May 28, 2004

    PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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    W: M. Gonzalez (2-0)

    L: F. Beltran (1-1)


    PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- A great doubleheader for Rob Mackowiak gave Craig Wilson the chance to be a hero.

    Mackowiak hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning and Wilson won it with a blast in the 10th as the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a doubleheader sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 5-4 victory.

    Mackowiak was the hero of the first game, belting a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning off Cubs closer Joe Borowski for a 9-5 victory. However, that was just the first of two celebrations for Pittsburgh.

    Chicago took a 4-2 lead into the ninth inning of the nightcap and turned to LaTroy Hawkins. Pinch hitter Tike Redman drew a leadoff walk before Mackowiak blasted his 10th homer to tie it as Hawkins suffered his second blown save.

    Cubs reliever Francis Beltran (1-1) threw just one pitch in the bottom of the 10th and Wilson hammered it to the opposite field for his 11th homer.

    Pittsburgh reliever Mike Gonzalez (2-0) pitched a perfect 10th inning for the victory. The Pirates improved to 8-13 at home, winning consecutive games at PNC Park for just the second time.

    Chicago lost its season-high fourth straight and fell to 3-4 in extra-inning contests.

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