Pittsburgh 3, Chi. Cubs 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 2, 2011 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 93°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 35153

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 63-75 31-38 32-37 W1
Chi. Cubs 59-79 32-38 27-41 L2

Recap


Alex Presley tripled twice and scored a pair of runs, helping Pittsburgh break a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 road win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday afternoon.
 
Presley tied the game for the Pirates at 1-1 in the third inning when he scored on an RBI single by Josh Harrison. Garrett Jones drove in the go-ahead run later in the frame on a ground-rule double against Ryan Dempster (10-11), and Jose Tabata added an insurance run when he plated Presley with a two-out base hit in the seventh.
 
Brian Burres (1-0) worked 5 1/3 innings for the victory. He allowed five hits, including a solo home run by Carlos Pena in the second, while finishing with five strikeouts and a walk. Four Pittsburgh relievers held the Cubs hitless the rest of the way, with Joel Hanrahan working the ninth inning for his 33rd save.
 
Dempster struck out nine and walked one while yielding three runs on seven hits, departing after Presley's second triple of the day with one out in the seventh inning.
 
Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen left the game in the first inning after being hit on the hand by a pitch.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Chi. Cubs
Brian Burres Player Ryan Dempster
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 6.1
5 Strikeouts 9
5 Hits 7
1.69 ERA 4.26
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Chi. Cubs
Alex Presley Player Ryan Dempster
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
7 TB 1
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 8 0 14 .229 23 10 3 4 1 0
Chi. Cubs 5 1 8 .156 11 10 1 1 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Cubs have a W/L % of .373 after a win and .468 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Pirates have a W/L % of .413 after a win and .493 after a loss.
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