The Pittsburgh Pirates took the field in Chicago on Saturday afternoon just one game over .500 and three games back of St. Louis for the second spot in the Wild Card race. Looking to snap their seven-game skid and turn things around, the club needed the offense to spark and the pitching to hold the club in the game, while making solid defensive plays. The Pirates were able to put it all together and end their losing streak by beating the Cubs, 7-6.
Highlighted from the seven runs on 10 hits were two home runs from Andrew McCutchen and Clint Barmes. The Pirates lead all National League teams with 94 home runs hit on the road this season. It also marks the second-highest total in team history behind the 1966 total (110).
McCutchen's long ball came on a 3-2 pitch for his second in as ma...
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