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Andrew McCutchen. and Michael McKenry. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Despite Ninth-Inning Rally, Pirates Top Cubs

Michael McKenry and Starling Marte homered to back a strong start by Jeff Karstens, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 on Wednesday.

670 The Score–08/01/2012

Pittsburgh Pirates starter A.J. Burnett delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 31, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Burnett threw a one-hit shutout to beat the Cubs 5-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Burnett Takes No-Hitter Into 8th, Blanks Cubs 5-0

A.J. Burnett took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, Neil Walker drove in five runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 5-0 after the Cubs traded ace Ryan Dempster on Tuesday.

07/31/2012

Ryan Dempster. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Amid Trade Rumors, Dempster, Cubs Fall To Pirates

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.

670 The Score–07/25/2012

Chicago Cubs starter Paul Maholm pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on July 24, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Maholm Wins 5th Straight, Cubs Beat Pirates 5-1

Paul Maholm pitched eight strong innings Tuesday night to win his fifth straight start and lead the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1.

07/24/2012

Daniel Moskos. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

White Sox Claim Former 4th Overall Pick Moskos

The White Sox claimed left-handed pitcher Daniel Moskos off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday and optioned him to Triple-A Charlotte.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Pedro Alvarez #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Andrew McCutchen #22 and Josh Harrison #5 after hitting a three run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the game on May 27, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cubs Drop 12th Straight In 10-4 Loss To Pirates

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.

05/27/2012

Joe Mather. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

Wisch: The Cubs Aren’t As Bad As You Think… Yet

For a franchise so synonymous with failure, one of the more remarkable facts about the Chicago Cubs is that they really haven’t failed quite as much as you might think.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

Paul Maholm

Cubs Sign Pitcher Paul Maholm

Veteran Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Maholm has been signed to a contract with the Cubs, according to multiple reports.

01/10/2012

Koyie Hill #55 of the Chicago Cubs scores past catcher Michael McKenry #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates after Starlin Castro #13 hit an infield single during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field on September 4, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wells Solid Again, Cubs Avoid Sweep, Beat Pirates

Randy Wells pitched six strong innings and Marlon Byrd drove in two runs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

09/04/2011

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

Ryan Dempster

Pirates Defeat Cubbies, 3-1

The first game in the battle for fourth place in the NL Central Division goes to Pittsburgh Pirates.

09/02/2011

Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated by former teammate Aramis Ramirez #16 after hitting a solo home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on August 3, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Castro Homers, Garza Goes 7 As Cubs Top Pirates

Starlin Castro homered and Matt Garza pitched seven shutout innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win over the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.

08/03/2011

Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Chicago Cubs hits a broken bat RBI single against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on August 2, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Cubs Clobber Pirates 11-6 In Ramirez’s Return

Alfonso Soriano hit two of the Cubs’ season-high six home runs and the Cubs had a season-best 23 hits in an 11-6 victory over the fading Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

08/02/2011

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

Chris Snyder. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Pirates player’s wife attacked in traffic dispute

A man attacked the wife of Pirates catcher Chris Snyder in a traffic dispute while Snyder sat in the car, unable to get out because he’d had back surgery.

670 The Score–06/16/2011

Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano tries but can't make the catch on a double by Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Esposito: Cubs Blown Out By Pirates 10-0

The Cubs managed only 3 hits off of Pirates starter Paul Maholm, who went the distance as the Bucs shut out the Cubs 10-0. Randy Wells came off the disabled list to make his first start since April 4th, but he took the loss, going only 4 innings while giving up 5 earned runs.

05/28/2011

Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro looks down as he walks off the field after striking out during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Chicago. The Pirates won 10-0. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Pirates Get Four Homers, Victory Over Cubs 10-0

Paul Maholm pitched a three-hitter for his first victory in a month, Ronny Cedeno, Lyle Overbay, Chris Snyder and Andrew McCutchen each homered Saturday and the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Chicago Cubs 10-0.

05/28/2011

Randy Wells

Esposito: Roster Shuffle Continues For The Cubs

The Cubs get a much-needed arm in the starting rotation as Randy Wells was activated to make the start against the Pirates Saturday at Wrigley Field.

05/28/2011

Alfonso Soriano

Abbatacola : Cubs Lose Opener To Pittsburgh

Cubs lose opener 4-2 as Soriano goes deep late, but offense falls short.

670 The Score–05/27/2011

Adam Dunn

Thompson: Wacky Start To Baseball Season

With playoff contenders struggling, predicted bottom-feeders achieving and two appendectomies in the first week, it’s sure been a strange start to the season.

04/07/2011

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