Pittsburgh 3, Chi. Cubs 0

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 17, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 59°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 33017

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 74-72 42-30 32-42 W1
Chi. Cubs 58-89 36-36 22-53 L1

Recap


Pirates 3, Cubs 0: Kevin Correia combined with two relievers on a two-hit shutout and Starling Marte highlighted a three-run third inning with a two-run triple as visiting Pittsburgh earned a split of the four-game series after a 3-hour, 37-minute rain delay.

Jose Tabata had two hits and an RBI for the Pirates, who climbed within 2 1/2 games of idle St. Louis for the second wild-card spot in the National League.

Correia (11-9) walked one and struck out six over seven innings, allowing only a pair of singles by Darwin Barney. Jason Grilli pitched a perfect eighth and Joel Hanrahan worked around a walk in the ninth for his 36th save in 39 opportunities.

Clint Barmes was hit by a pitch leading off the third inning and raced to third base on Brock Holt's single. After Travis Wood (6-12) struck out Correia, Marte hit a rope down the left-field line to plate two runs. Tabata followed with an RBI double to make it 3-0.

Wood yielded three runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out nine.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Barney extended his hitting streak to 12 games. ... Pittsburgh, which had lost eight of nine, improved to 67-0 when leading after eight innings this season. ... Correia fanned the first four batters he faced, while Wood had a stretch of five straight strikeouts spanning the third and fifth innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Chi. Cubs
Kevin Correia Player Travis Wood
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.2
6 Strikeouts 9
2 Hits 4
0.00 ERA 4.76
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Chi. Cubs
Jose Tabata Player Darwin Barney
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 5 0 8 .156 13 15 3 3 0 0
Chi. Cubs 2 0 2 .074 6 8 0 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Cubs have a W/L % of .407 after a win and .386 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Pirates have a W/L % of .493 after a win and .521 after a loss.