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Giants struggling
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Cubs 6, Giants 2
Pablo Sandoval is tagged out trying to stretch out a double in the first frame. (Ben Margot/AP)
The Giants struggled to solve Tom Gorzelanny, collecting just five hits off the Cubs' starter. Barry Zito, meanwhile, struggled, lasting four frames while giving up four runs on six hits and five walks in San Francisco's fourth loss in five games.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (81-73)
Won 3
Chi Cubs 6, San Francisco 2   SF
San Francisco (82-73)
Lost 3
September 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1   6 12 1
San Francisco
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 7 0
Standings thru 9/26/09  |  Recap: CHC | SF  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Giants stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 .287
Taguchi, LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .429
  b-Fukudome, PH-RF 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 .260
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 2 1 1 1 0 2 .321
Fox, 1B 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 .280
  Hoffpauir, M, 1B 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 .243
Baker, Je, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .295
Johnson, R, RF-LF 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 .263
Soto, G, C 4 0 1 2 1 0 5 .219
Fuld, CF 3 1 1 0 2 0 3 .288
Gorzelanny, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 .143
  a-Miles, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179
  Caridad, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Fontenot, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 6 12 6 7 4 23  

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Gorzelanny in the 6th. b-Singled for Taguchi in the 6th. c-Grounded out for Caridad in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Johnson, R (9, Zito), Taguchi (1, Zito).
HR: Ramirez, Ar (15, 4th inning off Zito, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ramirez, Ar 4; Soto, G; Hoffpauir, M 2; Theriot; Fox 2; Johnson, R 3; Taguchi 2; Fukudome; Fuld.
RBI: Fox 2 (43), Soto, G 2 (45), Ramirez, Ar (64), Fukudome (54).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, Ar; Fukudome; Soto, G.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gorzelanny 4; Fuld.
SAC: Miles.
GIDP: Baker, Je, Soto, G.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hoffpauir, M (1, 2nd base off Joaquin/Posey).

FIELDING
E: Fox (6, throw).
Outfield assists: Taguchi (Sandoval at 2nd base).
DP: (Baker, Je-Fox).

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, LF-2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .264
Torres, A, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .254
  d-Bowker, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .192
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Valdez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Sandoval, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .324
Uribe, SS 4 1 3 2 0 1 1 .298
Garko, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .267
Posey, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .100
Schierholtz, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .270
Frandsen, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .140
  b-Lewis, F, PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .261
Zito, P 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .122
  a-Guzman, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .211
  Medders, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Joaquin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Winn, PH-CF 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .261
Totals 34 2 7 2 3 9 17  

a-Singled for Zito in the 4th. b-Struck out for Frandsen in the 6th. c-Doubled for Joaquin in the 7th. d-Flied out for Torres, A in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Winn (33, Caridad).
HR: Uribe (15, 8th inning off Grabow, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sandoval; Uribe 6; Schierholtz; Winn 2; Guzman.
RBI: Uribe 2 (52).
2-out RBI: Uribe.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Uribe; Garko; Velez; Sandoval.
GIDP: Frandsen.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Sandoval-Frandsen-Garko 2).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gorzelanny (W, 7-2) 5.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 4.70
Caridad 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.65
Grabow 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.18
Marmol 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.38
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zito (L, 10-13) 4.0 6 4 4 5 3 1 4.10
Medders 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.07
Joaquin 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.66
Howry 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.32
Valdez, M 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.66

Game Scores: Gorzelanny , Zito .
WP: Gorzelanny, Valdez, M.
IBB: Ramirez, Ar (by Zito), Fuld (by Zito).
Pitches-strikes: Gorzelanny 95-55, Caridad 33-24, Grabow 9-7, Marmol 11-8, Zito 73-42, Medders 28-19, Joaquin 20-16, Howry 21-14, Valdez, M 18-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Gorzelanny 7-2, Caridad 0-2, Grabow 3-0, Marmol 0-2, Zito 3-3, Medders 3-0, Joaquin 2-0, Howry 3-0, Valdez, M 1-1.
Batters faced: Gorzelanny 23, Caridad 7, Grabow 4, Marmol 3, Zito 22, Medders 8, Joaquin 5, Howry 4, Valdez, M 5.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 79 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 35,885.
Venue: AT&T Park.
September 26, 2009
September 26, 2009

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