Contreras Homers On 1st Pitch He Sees In Big Leagues As Cubs Top PiratesChicago right-hander Kyle Hendricks struck out a career-high 12 in six strong innings.
Rizzo, Bryant, Ross Homer; Cubs Beat Pirates 4-3The MLB-leading Cubs (46-20) improved to a season-high 26 games above .500, while the Pirates lost for the ninth time in 10 games.
Cubs Shut Out Pirates Behind Arrieta's 6 Scoreless InningsJake Arrieta improved to 11-1 with six innings of two-hit ball, and Matt Szczur homered.
Preview: Pirates-CubsFrancisco Liriano opposes Jake Arrieta this afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Baffoe: Pirates' Saltiness Toward Cubs Ascends To New, Puzzling Heights"I don't really think they're the best team in baseball," Gerrit Cole said Sunday of the MLB-leading Cubs.
Pirates End Lester No-Hit Bid In 7th, Edge Cubs 2-1 Behind ColeGerrit Cole (4-3) allowed three hits in eight shutout innings, striking out seven in a 95-pitch performance.
Levine: Fair To Ask If Cubs Are In Pirates' HeadsGoing into the finale of this three-game series at Wrigley, the Bucs have lost five straight to their division rivals.
Arrieta Strikes Out 11, Rizzo Drives In 4, Cubs Beat PiratesThe Cubs remained perfect against the Pirates this season, winning for the fifth time in five games.
Levine: Cubs Continue Dominance Of PiratesChicago is 4-0 against Pittsburgh this season, outscoring its foe 29-9.
Russell, Ross, Bryant Homer To Lead Cubs Past PiratesJason Hammel allowed one earned run in 6 2/3 innings while striking out eight.
Preview: Pirates-CubsFrancisco Liriano opposes Jason Hammel this afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Cubs Breeze Past Pirates For Sweep, Stretch NL Central Lead To 6 GamesChicago improved to 20-6, continuing its best start since 1907.