Maholm, Cubs sink Pirates againJul 25, 2012 - 1:40 AM
Maholm (9-6), a Pirate from 2005 through the end of last season, scattered four hits -- including a Garrett Jones solo homer -- and walked one while fanning seven.
Starlin Castro also homered and David DeJesus added a two-run double for the Cubs, who have taken the first two in the series after being swept at St. Louis over the weekend.
James McDonald (10-4) allowed five runs and five hits with three walks and six strikeouts in six full frames for the Pirates, who had won five in a row before Chicago came to the Steel City.
- CHICAGO: 5
Jul 24 9:35 PM
- Alfonso Soriano none-out, two-run Home Run (19) to left scored Anthony Rizzo. Bryan LaHair due up.
Cubs 5, Pirates 1 Top 6, 0 OutsJul 24 8:26 PM
- David DeJesus double to right scored Geovany Soto and Luis Valbuena. On the play, Paul Maholm advances to third. Runners on second and third with two outs and Starlin Castro due up.
Cubs 3, Pirates 1 Top 5, 2 OutsJul 24 8:16 PM
- Garrett Jones two-out, solo Home Run (14) to right. Casey McGehee due up.
Cubs 1, Pirates 1 Bot 4, 2 OutsJul 24 8:02 PM
- Starlin Castro one-out, solo Home Run (9) to center. Anthony Rizzo due up.
Cubs 1, Pirates 0 Top 1, 1 OutJul 24 7:08 PM
- CHICAGO: 0
Top 1, 1 Out
Jul 24 7:07 PM
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