Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Chicago Cubs, 4-2

PITTSBURGH -- Maybe this is who these Cubs are this year.

Granted, it's only 28 games into a long season. But this was supposed to be the softest part of the Cubs' schedule, a five-week stretch of games against teams coming off losing seasons.

They're in a 10-game stretch of games against the three worst pitching staffs in the National League.

Yet here they are on Cinco de Mayo Hangover Day, looking for relief from the nausea their up-and-down hitting has sent thr...