Chicago Cubs defeat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3
Lou Piniella had seen enough.
Five consecutive losses to the Pittsburgh Pirates can fire up a manager.
He went on a spirited rant about the Cubs' play during a pregame meeting with the media Sunday morning at Wrigley Field, and after the Cubs rallied to beat the Pirates 4-3, relieving some of the simmering stress around the clubhouse, he wasn't changing his tune very much, if at all.
''We need everybody to start hitting better with men on base,'' Piniella said, empha...
Pinch-hitter Xavier Nady lined a go-ahead single in the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs rallied to defeat Pittsburgh 4-3 Sunday, their first victory over the Pirates after seven straight losses.
Unable to protect a 3-1 seventh-inning lead, the Pirates failed to complete their first sweep at Wrigley Field in 10 years.
Alfonso Soriano singled off D.J. Carrasco (1-1) with one out in the eighth, stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. After Geovany Soto drew a ...