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Tony Campana #1 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after scoring on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on September 8, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Fading Pirates 4-3

On Saturday afternoon, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he was planning on relaxing any pitch count restrictions he had for Jeff Samardzija in that night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

09/09/2012

Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on a two-RBI double scoring Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena during the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on September 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lee Hits Go-Ahead Slam For Pirates, Cubs Lose 7-5

Derrek Lee came off the disabled list and hit a go-ahead grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Saturday.

09/03/2011

Andrew McCutchen

McCutchen Has 5 RBIs, Bucs Beat Cubs 9-1

Entering the All-Star break with the second-worst record in the majors, the Chicago Cubs are looking forward to the time off. Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in five runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 9-1 on Sunday.

07/10/2011