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Cubs 3, Giants 0
Tim Lincecum raised his NL-leading strikeout total to 254. (Ben Margot/AP)
Tim Lincecum tallied a single, but it was one of just two hits the Giants registered as they fell five games behind the Rockies and 1 1/2 games back of the Braves in the Wild Card race. Lincecum hurled seven strong innings, giving up two runs, but still took the loss.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (80-73)
Won 2
Chi Cubs 3, San Francisco 0   SF
San Francisco (82-72)
Lost 2
September 25, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1   3 8 1
San Francisco
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 0
Standings thru 9/25/09  |  Recap: CHC | SF  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Giants stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Fukudome, RF 4 1 1 0 1 2 2 .259
Theriot, SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 .288
Hoffpauir, M, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .236
Baker, Je, 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .303
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .239
Scales, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .250
  Colvin, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
Hill, K, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .231
Fuld, CF-LF 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 .286
Zambrano, P 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 .209
Totals 33 3 8 3 3 8 14  

BATTING
2B: Fukudome (35, Lincecum), Zambrano (4, Johnson, R).
TB: Theriot 2; Scales; Fukudome 2; Fuld 3; Zambrano 2.
RBI: Theriot (53), Zambrano 2 (11).
2-out RBI: Zambrano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Theriot 2; Fukudome.
SAC: Zambrano.
GIDP: Fontenot.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Hoffpauir, M (2, missed catch).

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .269
Winn, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .260
Sandoval, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .324
Uribe, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .293
Bowker, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .196
Ishikawa, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259
Posey, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .167
Rowand, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .262
Lincecum, P 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .159
  Runzler, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Lewis, F, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
  Johnson, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077
Totals 29 0 2 0 1 8 9  

a-Flied out for Runzler in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Lincecum; Uribe.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bowker.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: (Uribe-Ishikawa).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zambrano (W, 9-6) 9.0 2 0 0 1 8 0 3.69
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lincecum (L, 14-7) 7.0 6 2 2 3 7 0 2.47
Runzler 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Johnson, R 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.98

Game Scores: Zambrano , Lincecum .
WP: Lincecum.
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 98-67, Lincecum 101-57, Runzler 7-4, Johnson, R 13-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zambrano 10-7, Lincecum 10-2, Runzler 1-1, Johnson, R 1-1.
Batters faced: Zambrano 30, Lincecum 29, Runzler 3, Johnson, R 5.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 66 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 1:56.
Att: 33,970.
Venue: AT&T Park.
September 25, 2009
September 25, 2009

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