Pittsburgh lost a close one - something a bit unusual for the year. What wasn't surprising is that an error helped the Cubs get back in it late.
Ross Ohlendorf was crusing along pretty well. He had allowed just one run in six innings. His spot came up in the top of the seventh with two on and one out. Instead of calling for a pinch hitter, John Russell let his starter hit. It almost worked. Ohlendorf, coming into the game with an Iwamura like 4-67 career hitting mark, almost lofted a liner over the head of pulled in Kosuke Fukudome. But he made a leaping grab with his body being pulled away from the plate to preserve the 3-1 lead.
Ohlendorf walked the first hitter he faced (Mike Fontenot) in the home half of the seventh and was promptly pulled for Evan Meek. He got two quick outs before ...
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