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Castro’s 3-Run Bomb Propels Cubs To Victory

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Luis Valbuena and Steve Clevenger. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Luis Valbuena and Steve Clevenger. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates lost their seventh straight game Friday and kept fading in the NL wild-card race as Starlin Castro hit a three-run homer that sent the Chicago Cubs to a 7-4 win.

The Pirates have dropped 11 of 13 overall. They began the day three games behind St. Louis for the final NL playoff spot.

Chris Rusin (1-2) notched his first major league victory, allowing two runs in five-plus innings in his fourth career start.

The Cubs led 4-3 in the sixth before Castro connected.

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