Brian Burres' outing was an unexpected and welcomed surprise. Summoned from the minors and pushed into the rotation for Jeff Karstens, Burres allowed just a solo homer to Carlos Pena and the bullpen was perfect as the Pirates took the opener in Wrigley.

Josh Harrison and Alex Presley bolstered the offense with some base path wizardry, helping the Pirates eek out three runs against Ryan Dempster.

Pena's homer kick started the scoring. It came in the bottom of the second and it was all the Cubs would get. Pittsburgh immediately got that run back plus one more. Presley tripled leading off the third. He scored on a single from Josh Harrison. A ground ball from Neil Walker erased Harrison at second (he was safe) and a ground ball out from Jose Tabata pushed Walker over a base. He scored w...

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