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Cubs Pound Pirates With Six Home Runs

Last updated on Wednesday, August 3, 2011

(PITTSBURGH, PA) - The Chicago Cubs won their third game in a row, outslugging the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-6 in a game featuring nine home runs.

Aramis Ramirez three-run blast in the top of the second inning put Chicago up to stay. Ramirez finished with four runs batted in.

Alfonso Soriano hit a pair of solo shots, with Geovano Soto hitting a two-run homer and Tyler Colvin and Marlon Byrd adding solo blasts.

Garrett jones homered twice for Pittsburgh, hitting a two-run shot in the first and a solo homer in the eighth and adding a sacrifice fly in the ninth to finish with four runs batted in.

Brandon Wood also hit a solo homer for the Pirates, who have dropped four games in a row.

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