Pittsburgh 5, Chi. Cubs 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 3, 2011 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 30857

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 16 1
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 2-1 0-0 2-1 W1
Chi. Cubs 1-2 1-2 0-0 L1

Recap


Pedro Alvarez came up with a two-run infield single in the top of the ninth inning, allowing Pittsburgh to eke out a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday afternoon in the rubber game of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.
 
Down by a run, the Pirates (2-1) rallied against Cubs closer Carlos Marmol (0-1) in the top of the ninth inning. Garrett Jones led off with a walk and moved to second on a base hit by Neil Walker. After a sacrifice by Lyle Overbay moved the runners over, Alvarez beat out a slow roller to shortstop and Walker hustled around from second and just got under the tag at home with the go-ahead run.
 
Alfonso Soriano's sixth-inning solo homer off Pittsburgh starter Ross Ohlendorf had put the Cubs in front, 4-3. The Pirates loaded the bases in the eighth inning but came up empty when Chicago right fielder Tyler Colvin threw out Jason Jaramillo at home plate after a flyout.
 
Jeff Karstens (1-0) got the win for Pittsburgh — which had no extra-base hits but 16 singles — after tossing a scoreless eighth inning. Joel Hanrahan got his second save after inducing a double play with runners on the corner and one out in the bottom of the ninth.


    

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Chi. Cubs
Ross Ohlendorf Player Matt Garza
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 12
8 Hits 12
6.00 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Chi. Cubs
Pedro Alvarez Player Starlin Castro
3 Hits 3
3 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 7
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 16 0 16 .400 25 13 5 1 0 1
Chi. Cubs 9 1 17 .273 16 5 4 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Cubs have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Pirates have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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