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    Game #159 vs. Arizona

    PNC Park | 12:35 | Van Benschoten vs. Brandon Webb | Box As I was in O'Hare today flying home, I caught the Pirates score as I stood watching the Cubs game on the TV. Along with the final score it noted that Micah Owings was the winner and John Van Benschoten...

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    Game #158 vs. Arizona

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Morris vs. Livan Hernandez | Box Welcome Matt Morris! This is what we hoped you'd be. Morris gave up one earned run in seven strong innings. He walked none, gave up six hits and whiffed seven. Salomon Torres got them out in the 8th and handed it...

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    Game #157 vs. Arizona

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Snell vs. Doug Davis | Box This was one of the more depressing wins of the year. Ian Snell pitched a solid game. He went seven and allowed just one run. He departed with a 5-1 lead only to watch the bullpen implode and the club come...

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    Game #156 at Chicago

    Wrigley Field | 2:20 | Gorzelanny vs. Carlos Zambrano | Box Derrek Lee and Ronny Cedeno each homered and drove in three runs to support a strong outing from Carlos Zambrano. The Cubs ace combined with two relievers on a three hit shutout. Z left the game with cramps while warming up...

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    Game #155 at Chicago

    Wrigley Field | 1:05 | Duke vs. Rich Hill | Box This was all Alfonso Soriano. He drove in five runs off three different pitchers. In the third his solo homer of Zach Duke knotted the score at 3. With the Cubs up 5-3 in the fifth, he belted a two run...

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    Game #154 at Chicago

    Petco Park | 2:20 | Maholm vs. Jason Marquis | Box It is over in Wrigley. Paul Maholm was ineffective, as was Jason Marquis. Aramis Ramirez hit a pair of three run bombs. Xavier Nady drove in three with a pair of RBI ground outs and a solo homer. Ramirez' second homer...

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    Game #153 at San Diego

    Petco Park | 3:35 | Morris vs. Brett Tomko | Box Brett Tomko was strong again for the Padres when it mattered most. He gave up three runs in six IP while Matt Morris was touched for three runs in both the second and third innings. Michael Barrett and Kevin Kouzmanoff drove...

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    Game #152 at San Diego

    Petco Park | 10:05 | Snell vs. Chris Young | Box Matt Capps has been pretty reliable this season. Not so much tonight. Nursing a one run lead, Capps was brought in with two down in the 8th and the tying run on third in the person for former Bucco farmhand Craig...

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    Game #151 at San Diego

    Petco Park | 10:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Greg Maddux | Box The Bucs started off strong off Greg Maddux. They loaded four two out hits into the first inning to jump ahead 2-0. But managed just six more hits and one more run thereafter. Tom Gorzelanny had a rough first inning as...