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Wilson stumbles
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Cubs 3, Giants 2
Brad Penny struck out four while throwing 95 pitches in eight innings Thursday. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Brad Penny cruised through eight stellar innings and John Bowker hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh and drove in two runs, but Brian Wilson allowed a crushing go-ahead blast in the ninth that kept the Giants four games back for the Wild Card.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (79-73)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 3, San Francisco 2   SF
San Francisco (82-71)
Lost 1
September 24, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2   3 8 0
San Francisco
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   2 8 0
Standings thru 9/24/09  |  Recap: CHC | SF  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Giants stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Fukudome, RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .259
Blanco, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .259
Lee, D, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 .306
  Fuld, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Hoffpauir, M, LF-1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .241
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .242
Baker, Je, 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .306
Hill, K, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .235
Colvin, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .154
Dempster, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .133
  a-Scales, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 3 8 2 2 5 11  

a-Grounded out for Dempster in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Baker, Je (11, Penny), Hoffpauir, M (11, Penny).
HR: Baker, Je (4, 9th inning off Wilson, Br, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Dempster; Baker, Je 6; Hoffpauir, M 2; Fontenot; Hill, K; Fukudome 2.
RBI: Baker, Je 2 (22).
2-out RBI: Baker, Je 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill, K; Lee, D; Colvin.
GIDP: Blanco 2, Baker, Je.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lee, D (1, 2nd base off Wilson, Br/Whiteside).

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .273
Torres, A, RF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .260
Sandoval, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .326
Molina, B, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .259
  Whiteside, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .197
Uribe, SS 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .292
Bowker, LF 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 .208
  Winn, RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .261
Ishikawa, 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .261
Rowand, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .264
Penny, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .118
  Wilson, Br, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Lewis, F, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .264
Totals 33 2 8 2 2 10 10  

a-Struck out for Wilson, Br in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Bowker (1, Dempster).
HR: Bowker (2, 7th inning off Dempster, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Velez; Sandoval; Penny; Uribe; Rowand; Bowker 6; Winn.
RBI: Bowker 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Bowker.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ishikawa; Torres, A; Lewis, F.
SAC: Penny.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Velez (4, 2nd base by Dempster/Hill, K).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Uribe-Velez-Ishikawa, Velez-Uribe-Ishikawa 2).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dempster 7.0 7 2 2 1 6 1 3.68
Heilman (W, 4-4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.02
Marmol (S, 15) 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 3.42
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Penny 8.0 7 1 1 1 4 0 5.15
Wilson, Br (BS, 7)(L, 5-6) 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 1 2.79

Game Scores: Dempster , Penny .
WP: Dempster, Penny.
Pitches-strikes: Dempster 111-70, Heilman 12-7, Marmol 25-17, Penny 94-61, Wilson, Br 19-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dempster 9-4, Heilman 1-1, Marmol 0-0, Penny 10-6, Wilson, Br 0-0.
Batters faced: Dempster 28, Heilman 3, Marmol 5, Penny 29, Wilson, Br 5.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:39.
Att: 31,603.
Venue: AT&T Park.
September 24, 2009
September 24, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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