Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Chi Cubs won 2-1

Game 1: Friday, April 11
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Game 2: Saturday, April 12
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Game 3: Sunday, April 13
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Pirates 3

(7-5, 6-3 away)

Cubs 4

(7-5, 4-2 home)

    2:20 PM ET, April 13, 2003

    Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois 

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    W: K. Farnsworth (1-0)

    L: B. Boehringer (0-1)

    S: J. Borowski (3)

    Sosa pleased with Baker's late strategy

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Cubs manager Dusty Baker is already making his presence felt from the bench.

    Corey Patterson hit an RBI single and pinch-hitter Troy O'Leary had a sacrifice fly as Chicago rallied in the eighth inning to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Sunday.

    The Cubs trailed 3-2 going into the eighth, but wound up scoring twice after a series of moves by both managers.

    Sammy Sosa led off the Cubs eighth with a double against Boehringer. One out later, Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon pulled Boehringer (0-1) after he had a 2-0 count to Hee Seop Choi.

    Lefty Scott Sauerbeck relieved, and Baker sent up Eric Karros to bat for Choi. After Karros was intentionally walked, Patterson singled up the middle to tie it at 3.

    Sosa liked Baker's strategy in the eighth.

    "That was a great move right there, he made the right decision,'' said Sosa. "Everything worked the way he wanted it to.''

    McClendon defended his move on pulling Boehringer and intentionally walking Karros.

    "We did what we wanted to do with the walk. We got the matchups we wanted,'' McClendon said. "That's baseball.''

    Lenny Harris pinch-ran for Karros, Mark Bellhorn drew a walk to load the bases and Mike Williams relieved Sauerbeck. O'Leary pinch hitting for Damian Miller followed with a fly ball for the go-ahead run.

    "This team is battling and I think that is a trademark of Dusty,'' said Cubs starter Matt Clement.

    Kyle Farnsworth (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth to get the victory. Joe Borowski pitched a perfect ninth inning to collect his third save in three opportunities.

    Clement struggled in the first three innings. He hit one batter, walked two and gave up three hits, two them of doubles.

    Aramis Ramirez put the Pirates ahead with a two-run double in the third, but Clement shut down the Pirates lineup for the next three innings. He retired the next 12 batters in order.

    Wilson was able to reach base on Choi's throwing error in the seventh and moved up on Clement's wild pitch. An RBI grounder by Kenny Lofton put the Pirates ahead 3-2.

    Clement allowed three runs, two of them earned, on four hits and two walks in seven innings.

    Patterson scored on a single by Damian Miller in the fourth to tie it at 2.

    The Cubs took a 1-0 lead when Moises Alou doubled in the second and Wells walked Choi and Patterson to load the bases. After striking out Bellhorn, Wells walked Miller to force home a run.

    Wells allowed three hits, walked five and struck out six in six innings.

    "The last game I also had trouble with my command,'' said Wells. "I tried to be too fine and hit the corners rather than just throw down the middle and get ahead.''

    Game notes


    Stairs didn't start because of a sore hamstring. He is day-to-day. ... Sosa is batting just .227 over his last seven games (5-for-22) with two extra-base hits. ... Entering the game, the Pirates had gone 21 innings without an extra-base hit. Jason Kendall hit a first inning double to end the streak. ... With the victory, the Cubs won their third series of the season. In 2002, they didn't record their third series victory until the first week of May. In their 10th series of the season.

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