Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with four RBI
and a run scored and Chicago took advantage of seven errors from Pittsburgh to
take a 12-2 victory in the first of three from PNC Park.
Alfonso Soriano had three hits, three RBI and a run scored while Luis Valbuena
added two RBI and two runs scored for the Cubs, who snapped an eight-game road
Travis Wood (5-11) gave up just one hit and three walks along with five
strikeouts in six innings of work as he won for the first time since July 6.
He was 0-8 in his previous 10 starts.
Michael McKenry and Starling Marte each drove in a run for the Pirates, who
saw a two-game win streak come to an end and committed their most errors in
one game since September 1985.
A.J. Burnett (15-6), who came into the game with a 6-0 record in seven starts
against the Cubs in his career, was touched for seven runs -- three earned --
on eight hits in five-plus innings of work.
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