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W:K.Farnsworth(1-0) L:P.Strop(2-2) S:M.Melancon (16)
HR: CHC- W.Castillo (7) PIT- T.Sanchez (2)



Chicago Cubs Top 1st
- UMPIRES: Home,Mike Estabrook; First, Paul Nauert; Second, Doug Eddings; Third, Dana DeMuth;
- Starlin Castro grounded out short to first. None on with one out and Darwin Barney due up.
- Darwin Barney walked. Runner on first with one out and Anthony Rizzo due up.
- Anthony Rizzo flied out to center. Runner on first with two outs and Donnie Murphy due up.
- Donnie Murphy struck out swinging to end the inning.

Pittsburgh Bottom 1st
- Jose Tabata tripled to center. Runner on third with none out and Jordy Mercer due up.
- Jose Tabata scored on a wild pitch by Travis Wood. None on with none out and Jordy Mercer at the plate.
- Jordy Mercer doubled to left. Runner on second with none out and Andrew McCutchen due up.
- Andrew McCutchen singled to center. On the play, Jordy Mercer advances to third. Runners on first and third with none out and Marlon Byrd due up.
- Marlon Byrd grounded out to first. On the play, Andrew McCutchen advances to second. Runners on second and third with one out and Gaby Sanchez due up.
- Gaby Sanchez fouled out to first. Runners on second and third with two outs and Pedro Alvarez due up.
- Pedro Alvarez flied out to center to end the inning.

Chicago Cubs Top 2nd
- Junior Lake struck out swinging. None on with one out and Welington Castillo due up.
- Welington Castillo flied out to left. None on with two outs and Darnell McDonald due up.
- Darnell McDonald grounded out pitcher to first to end the inning.

Pittsburgh Bottom 2nd
- Tony Sanchez grounded out second to first. None on with one out and Neil Walker due up.
- Neil Walker grounded out short to first. None on with two outs and Francisco Liriano due up.
- Francisco Liriano struck out swinging to end the inning.

Chicago Cubs Top 3rd
- Brian Bogusevic struck out looking. None on with one out and Travis Wood due up.
- Travis Wood struck out looking. None on with two outs and Starlin Castro due up.
- Starlin Castro walked. Runner on first with two outs and Darwin Barney due up.
- Darwin Barney flied out to right to end the inning.

Pittsburgh Bottom 3rd
- Jose Tabata lined out to center. None on with one out and Jordy Mercer due up.
- Jordy Mercer grounded out third to first. None on with two outs and Andrew McCutchen due up.
- Andrew McCutchen walked. Runner on first with two outs and Marlon Byrd due up.
- Marlon Byrd singled to left. On the play, Andrew McCutchen advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Gaby Sanchez due up.
- Gaby Sanchez was hit-by-pitch. Bases loaded with two outs and Pedro Alvarez due up.
- Pedro Alvarez grounded out first to pitcher to end the inning.

Chicago Cubs Top 4th
- Anthony Rizzo grounded out second to first. None on with one out and Donnie Murphy due up.
- Donnie Murphy grounded out short to first. None on with two outs and Junior Lake due up.
- Junior Lake flied out to center to end the inning.

Pittsburgh Bottom 4th
- Tony Sanchez lead-off Home Run (2) to right center. Neil Walker due up.
- Neil Walker flied out to left. None on with one out and Francisco Liriano due up.
- Francisco Liriano struck out swinging. None on with two outs and Jose Tabata due up.
- Jose Tabata struck out looking to end the inning.

Chicago Cubs Top 5th
- Welington Castillo grounded out third to first. None on with one out and Darnell McDonald due up.
- Darnell McDonald grounded out pitcher to first. None on with two outs and Brian Bogusevic due up.
- Brian Bogusevic flied out to left to end the inning.

Pittsburgh Bottom 5th
- Jordy Mercer walked. Runner on first with none out and Andrew McCutchen due up.
- Andrew McCutchen grounded into a fielder`s choice, third to second. On the play, Jordy Mercer out at second. Runner on first with one out and Marlon Byrd due up.
- Marlon Byrd grounded into a double play to end the inning, short to second to first. On the play, Andrew McCutchen out at second.

Chicago Cubs Top 6th
- Travis Wood walked. Runner on first with none out and Starlin Castro due up.
- Starlin Castro flied out to right. Runner on first with one out and Darwin Barney due up.
- Darwin Barney walked. Runners on first and second with one out and Anthony Rizzo due up.
- Anthony Rizzo grounded into a fielder`s choice, short to second Darwin Barney out at second Travis Wood advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Donnie Murphy due up.
- Donnie Murphy grounded into a fielder`s choice, second to short. On the play, Anthony Rizzo out at second to end the inning.

Pittsburgh Bottom 6th
- NOTE: Francisco Liriano has a no hitter through five innings with four strikeouts and four walks.
- Gaby Sanchez popped out to first. None on with one out and Pedro Alvarez due up.
- Pedro Alvarez struck out looking. None on with two outs and Tony Sanchez due up.
- Tony Sanchez popped out to second to end the inning.

Chicago Cubs Top 7th
- Junior Lake singled to short. Runner on first with none out and Welington Castillo due up.
- Welington Castillo none-out, two-run Home Run (7) to left scored Junior Lake. Darnell McDonald due up.
- Darnell McDonald singled to center. Runner on first with none out and Brian Bogusevic due up.
- Bryan Morris enters the game for the Pirates with a runner on first and none out.
- Brian Bogusevic grounded into a fielder`s choice, short to second. On the play, Darnell McDonald out at second. Runner on first with one out and Travis Wood due up.
- Nate Schierholtz is pinch-hitting for Travis Wood.
- Pinch-Hitter Nate Schierholtz flied out to center. Runner on first with two outs and Starlin Castro due up.
- Starlin Castro struck out swinging to end the inning.

Pittsburgh Bottom 7th
- Justin Grimm starts the inning for the Cubs, batting 9th, replacing Nate Schierholtz.
- Neil Walker grounded out short to first. None on with one out and Bryan Morris due up.
- Garrett Jones is pinch-hitting for Bryan Morris.
- Pinch-Hitter Garrett Jones struck out swinging. None on with two outs and Jose Tabata due up.
- Jose Tabata flied out to right to end the inning.

Chicago Cubs Top 8th
- Kyle Farnsworth starts the inning for the Pirates.
- Darwin Barney grounded out second to first. None on with one out and Anthony Rizzo due up.
- Anthony Rizzo walked. Runner on first with one out and Donnie Murphy due up.
- Donnie Murphy flied into a double play, right to first. On the play, Anthony Rizzo out at first to end the inning.

Pittsburgh Bottom 8th
- Pedro Strop starts the inning for the Cubs.
- Travis Snider is pinch-hitting for Jordy Mercer.
- Pinch-Hitter Travis Snider struck out swinging. None on with one out and Andrew McCutchen due up.
- Andrew McCutchen was hit-by-pitch. Runner on first with one out and Marlon Byrd due up.
- Marlon Byrd singled to left. On the play, Andrew McCutchen advances to second. Runners on first and second with one out and Gaby Sanchez due up.
- Justin Morneau is pinch-hitting for Gaby Sanchez.
- Pinch-Hitter Justin Morneau singled to left scoring Andrew McCutchen with two outs. On the play, Marlon Byrd tagged out at third. Runner on first with two outs and Pedro Alvarez due up.
- Pedro Alvarez popped out to short to end the inning.

Chicago Cubs Top 9th
- Defensive substitution: Starling Marte replaces left fielder Jose Tabata, batting 1st, playing left field.
- Defensive substitution: Clint Barmes replaces Travis Snider, batting 2nd, playing shortstop.
- Justin Morneau remains in the game as the first baseman.
- Mark Melancon starts the inning for the Pirates.
- Junior Lake grounded out third to first. None on with one out and Welington Castillo due up.
- Welington Castillo struck out swinging. None on with two outs and Darnell McDonald due up.
- Dioner Navarro is pinch-hitting for Darnell McDonald.
- Pinch-Hitter Dioner Navarro grounded out first to pitcher to end the game.

Chicago Cubs 2, Pittsburgh 3


Final
- Confirmed
- WP: K.Farnsworth (1-0); LP:P.Strop (2-2); S:M.Melancon (16).

Chicago Cubs 2, Pittsburgh 3