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Duke, Pirates look to continue dominance of Cubs

Apr 30, 2007 - 1:58 PM Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh 7:05 pm EDT

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) - Zach Duke hopes facing a team has had success against can help he and his teammates get back on track.

Duke takes the hill for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs on Monday.

Pittsburgh has lost two in a row after winning a season-high five straight. However, the Pirates have won six of their last seven meetings against the Cubs.

Duke (1-2, 6.92 ERA) has struggled this season, allowing 10 first-inning runs in five starts. But he is 4-1 with a 1.40 ERA in six career starts against the Cubs.

The Cubs enter this contest in the midst of a season-high three-game winning streak. On Sunday, the Cubs had their game at St. Louis postponed following the death of Cardinals reliever Josh Hancock.

Coming off his first loss of the season, Rich Hill (3-1, 1.57) take the ball for the Cubs. The lefthander had allowed one run and eight hits over 22 innings in his first three starts before giving up four runs in 6 2/3 innings in his last outing against Milwaukee on Wednesday.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 x 3 7 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHN - RICH HILL, MIKE WUERTZ (8TH) AND MICHAEL BARRETT
    PIT - ZACH DUKE, JONAH BAYLISS (7TH), MATT CAPPS (8TH),
    SALOMON TORRES (9TH) AND RONNY PAULINO

    HOME RUNS: C

    Apr 30 9:20 PM
  • 35
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    RUWTbot Added 35 roots

    Cubs vs. PiratesApr 30 9:14 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JASON BAY (4) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    8TH OFF MIKE WUERTZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 2, PITTSBURGH 3
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: R DOUMIT (.438, 1-FOR-2, HBP)

    Cubs vs. PiratesApr 30 9:11 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RONNY PAULINO SCORED JOSE BAUTISTA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R PAULINO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 2
    PITTSBURGH 2 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J BAYLISS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Cubs vs. PiratesApr 30 8:53 PM


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    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADAM LAROCHE SCORED RYAN DOUMIT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A LAROCHE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 2
    PITTSBURGH 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: R PAULINO (.208, 0-FOR-1)

    Cubs vs. PiratesApr 30 8:08 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY FREDDY SANCHEZ ALLOWED FELIX PIE TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R HILL ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 2
    PITTSBURGH 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: A SORIANO (.257, 0-FOR-1)

    Cubs vs. PiratesApr 30 7:30 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 1 2 0
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHN - RICH HILL
    PIT - ZACH DUKE

    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: C DUFFY (.276, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
    J WILSON (.292, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
    F SANCHEZ (.206, 0 HR, 4 RBI)

    Cubs vs. PiratesApr 30 7:14 PM