CHICAGO (AP) Jason Hammel threw seven strong innings, Anthony Rizzo had four hits, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Wednesday night despite allowing five solo home runs.
CHICAGO (AP) Pedro Alvarez had two hits and two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame two home runs by Starlin Castro to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Tuesday night.
Starlin Castro has become a lightning rod in Cubs circles over the last two years.
The Cubs finalized their rotation this weekend, announcing Carlos Villanueva would start Sunday's series finale against the Phillies.
PITTSBURGH – Someone pass the 5-Hour Energy drinks.