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Cubs Continue Hot Streak, Pick Up Fifth Straight Win

Last updated on Friday, August 5, 2011

(PITTSBURGH, PA) - The Chicago Cubs completed a four-game series sweep in Pittsburgh, beating the Pirates 7-6.

The Cubs used a three-run top of the eighth to get past the Pirates with Marlon Byrd driving home the eventual game-winner with a sacrifice fly.
Blake Dewitt hit a two run homer and Carlos Pena hit a solo shot and drove in two runs as Chicago has won five games in a row.

The Pirates scored all six of their runs in the fourth inning and were keyed by starting pitcher James Mcdonald's three-run double.

Pittsburgh has lost seven-straight.

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