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.
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.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs engaged in a pitching duel Wednesday night at PNC Park. However, the team that does not call Pittsburgh home pulled out the win.