Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro homered during a nine-run fifth inning and the Chicago Cubs routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-4 Monday night in their highest-scoring game of the season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Correia, in jeopardy of losing his spot in Pittsburgh’s crowded starting rotation, pitched six effective innings Wednesday and Garrett Jones hit a tiebreaking double to lead the Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Chicago pitcher Paul Maholm pitched eight innings and allowed just one run on four hits to send Pittsburgh to a 5-1 loss.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija pitched eight shutout innings Monday night in a 2-0 win against the Pirates.
Jeff Samardzija gave up one hit over eight innings and Alfonso Soriano hit two run-scoring doubles as the Chicago Cubs cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Monday night.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Paul Maholm has been one of the hottest pitchers in Major League Baseball over the last month, and the Pirates have been watching.
Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones homered, Erik Bedard pitched six shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 10-4 Sunday and sent the Cubs to their 12th consecutive defeat.
Matt Hague was hit by a pitch from Rafael Dolis with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates sent the Chicago Cubs to their 11th straight loss with a 3-2 victory Saturday night.
Pedro Alvarez scored on an unconventional slide in the second inning for the game’s only run and turned in a couple of defensive gems to help the Pirates to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
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Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Former Pirates starting pitcher Paul Maholm signed with the Chicago Cubs Tuesday.
The Pirates were looking to finish off a three-game sweep in Chicago Sunday afternoon, but two errors by shortstop Ronny Cedeno helped to dash those hopes as the Cubs pulled off a 6-3 win.
Derrek Lee came through in his return from the disabled list as the Pirates looked to make it two in a row against the Chicago Cubs. Lee hit a go-ahead grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Bucs to a 7-5 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Pirates put the brakes on their five-game losing streak, beating the Chicago Cubs, 3-1 on Friday. The Pirates limited the Cubs to just five hits.
A three-run eighth inning put the Chicago Cubs ahead for good as they held on for a 7-6 victory Thursday night.