Pittsburgh 9, Chi. Cubs 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 10, 2011 1:35 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 87°
Umpires - Home Plate - John Hirschbeck, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Lazaro Diaz,
Attendance - 31428

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 37-55 20-26 17-29 L1
Pittsburgh 47-43 23-22 24-21 W1

Recap


All-Star Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in a season-high five runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 9-1 home victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Neil Walker had two doubles, a triple and an RBI while Paul Maholm tossed 7 2/3 strong innings for the Pirates, who have won 12 of their last 18 games.

McCutchen lifted the first of his two sacrifice flies in the first inning before staking Pittsburgh to a 5-0 lead with a three-run blast off Ramon Ortiz (0-2) in the third. The performance justified McCutchen's spot on the NL All-Star team; he was named as an injury replacement for Milwaukee's Ryan Braun on Saturday.

Maholm (6-9) limited Chicago to one run and four hits while striking out eight. The lefthander has surrendered two earned runs or less in six of his last seven starts.

Rookie Darwin Barney recorded two of the four hits by Chicago, which has lost 18 of its last 24 road games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Pittsburgh
Ramon Ortiz Player Paul Maholm
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.2
2 Strikeouts 8
7 Hits 4
13.50 ERA 1.17
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Pittsburgh
Darwin Barney Player Neil Walker
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 7
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 4 0 6 .138 12 10 1 0 0 1
Pittsburgh 9 1 17 .281 10 5 8 3 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Pirates have a W/L % of .447 after a win and .605 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Miami. The Cubs have a W/L % of .243 after a win and .509 after a loss.
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