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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Carlos Marmol

Marmol Blows Lead, Cubs Fall To Pirates

The Chicago Cubs were left playing catch-up as the Pirates too the early lead. By the sixth inning, the Cubs had taken 4-3 lead. Carlos Marmol gave up two runs in the ninth, giving the Pirates the win.


Kosuke Fukudome

DeWitt’s Two-Run Double Shuts Down Pirates

The Cubs trailed the entire game, unable to score a run until the eighth inning. As if starting the season with two straight losses was not an option, Chicago rallied to score five runs in the eighth inning , including a two-run double by Blake DeWitt that gave the Cubs the lead to win.


Jeff Baker

Cubs And Pirates Prepared For Cold Opener

Kerry Wood got his old locker back in the Chicago Cubs clubhouse, even though he’d been away for two years. And now he’ll enjoy something else he remembers well – another opening day at Wrigley Field.