The Pirates tried a couple of new things and at least one old thing. No thing worked as the offense sputtered behind a decent outing from Paul Maholm. The new things included two new bats in the lineup - Derrek Lee and Ryan Ludwick. The old was Andrew McCutchen hitting leadoff. The result was just three runs, all coming on homers from Lee.
Maholm struggled with his control early on. He walked two (and stranded both) in the second inning. He plunked Reed Johnson in the third. After Starlin Castro doubled him to third, Johnson scored on a sac fly from Jeff Baker and the Cubs had a 1-0 lead.
Lee struck his first blow - a solo shot - in the bottom of the fourth off of Carlos Zambrano to tie the score. That would be the only run against Z all night.
The Pirates had some trouble on the ...
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