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Cubs Use Long Ball To Sweep Pirates In Pittsburgh
Updated May 5, 2013 12:01 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(Pittsburgh, PA) - The Chicago Cubs completed a three-game series sweep of struggling Pittsburgh, beating the Pirates 4-2 at PNC Park.

Andrew McCutchen put the Pirates on top with a solo homer in the first.

Cub rookies Joe Vitters and Anthony Recker hit solo shots off Jeff Locke in the fourth to put Chicago up 2-1.

Recker's homer was the first of his career.

Pittsburgh tied the game when Brock Holt scored on a balk by Cubs pitcher James Russell in the seventh, but Alfonso Soriano drove in what proved to be the winning runs with a two-run blast off Jason Grilli in the eighth.



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