2:20 PM ET, May 10, 2007
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
• Summary: The Cubs' Carlos Zambrano allowed six runs (four earned) and the Pirates' Jason Bay went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run as the Pirates won for the fourth time in their last 12 games.
• In the win column: Paul Maholm struggled from the mound, but got enough offense from his teammates to earn his first win of the season. Maholm went 7 1/3 innings, allowing four runs (including three home runs) on seven hits. Maholm is 3-0 in his career against the Cubs.
• Figure this: Three of the Pirates' top four hitters had two or more hits.
• Figure this II: Angel Pagan, who recently took the place of demoted Cubs center fielder Felix Pie, had a home run in his first game of the year.
• Quotable: "In the first inning, there is always something wrong. I hit somebody, I walk somebody, there's a blooper. But that's part of the game. You have to be able to control yourself and make good pitches to get yourself out of trouble." -- Carlos Zambrano
-- ESPN.com news services
Pirates 6, Cubs 4
Barrett's drive was his fifth home run. ... The Cubs sent down OF Felix Pie to bring up the switch-hitting Pagan. Pie hit .224 in his first trip to the majors, a span of 18 games. ... Soriano walked in the first to extend his streak of reaching base to 26 games to start the season. ... Lee extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a single in the fourth. He has reached safely in 32 straight games, the longest streak for a Cub in 50 years. ... Cubs first-base coach Matt Sinatro returned to the team after missing two games after feeling ill with shortness of breath. ... Doumit extended his career-high hitting streak to 10 games.
Regular Season Series
|Chicago leads 8-7 (as of Thu 5/10)|
|Mon 4/30||@PIT 3, CHC 2||Recap|
|Tue 5/1||CHC 8, @PIT 6||Recap|
|Wed 5/2||CHC 7, @PIT 1||Recap|
|Tue 5/8||PIT 4, @CHC 3||Recap|
|Wed 5/9||@CHC 1, PIT 0||Recap|
|» Thu 5/10||PIT 6, @CHC 4||Box Score|
|Fri 7/6||@PIT 8, CHC 4||Recap|
|Sat 7/7||CHC 7, @PIT 1||Recap|
|Sun 7/8||@PIT 6, CHC 2||Recap|
|Fri 9/7||@PIT 6, CHC 1||Recap|
|Sat 9/8||CHC 5, @PIT 1||Recap|
|Sun 9/9||@PIT 10, CHC 5||Recap|
|Fri 9/21||@CHC 13, PIT 8||Recap|
|Sat 9/22||@CHC 9, PIT 5||Recap|
|Sun 9/23||@CHC 8, PIT 0|
|Complete Schedule: Pirates | Cubs|
|1st||J Bay doubled to right, F Sanchez and J Bautista scored.||2||0|
|1st||X Nady hit sacrifice fly to left, J Bay scored.||3||0|
|2nd||A Ramirez homered to left center.||3||1|
|3rd||X Nady safe at second on error by right fielder M Murton, R Doumit scored.||4||1|
|3rd||A LaRoche singled to right, X Nady scored.||5||1|
|5th||J Bay homered to left.||6||1|
|6th||A Pagan homered to left.||6||2|
|8th||M Barrett homered to left center, A Pagan scored.||6||4|
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|Stadium||Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL|
|Attendance||41,101 (100.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||76 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Charlie Reliford, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Tom Hallion|