35-38
3 - 6
31-40

Game Story

The pitch was just a tick up, and Starlin Castro was ready. When Edwin Jackson was limited to five innings, the bullpen took over. Pedro Alvarez's drive fell short on the warning track. These are fun days for the improving Chicago Cubs.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pit 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
ChC 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 X 6 9 0

Scoring Summary

Bottom 3rd: Chi Cubs
Anthony Rizzo doubled to right, Edwin Jackson and Luis Valbuena scored, Chris Coghlan to third
PIT 0 - CHC 2
Starlin Castro homered to deep left, Chris Coghlan and Anthony Rizzo scored
PIT 0 - CHC 5
Top 5th: Pittsburgh
Jordy Mercer homered to deep left, Josh Harrison and Pedro Álvarez scored
PIT 3 - CHC 5
Bottom 5th: Chi Cubs
Chris Coghlan homered to deep right
PIT 3 - CHC 6

Pitching Details

Batting

Pittsburgh

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Grégory PolancoRF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .367
Starling MarteLF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .258
Andrew McCutchenCF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .313
Ike Davis1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .246
Russell MartinC 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .276
Josh Harrison2B 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 .302
Pedro Álvarez3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .236
Jordy MercerSS 3 1 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 .229
Charlie MortonP 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .087
Travis SniderPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .225
Justin WilsonP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jason GrilliP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jose TabataPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297
Totals 31 3 7 3 1 4 13 0 14
Batting
HR - J Mercer (5, 5th inning off E Jackson 2 on, 0 Out)
S - R Martin
RBI - J Mercer 3 (19)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A McCutchen 1, P Alvarez 1
Team LOB - 7
Running
Picked Off - G Polanco (1st base, E Jackson)

Chi Cubs

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Luis Valbuena2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .282
Chris CoghlanLF 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .219
Anthony Rizzo1B 3 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 .279
Starlin CastroSS 4 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 2 .290
Ryan SweeneyCF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .203
Pedro StropP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Héctor RondónP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Nate SchierholtzRF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .208
Mike Olt3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .149
John BakerC 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .169
Edwin JacksonP 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
Brian SchlitterP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Wesley WrightP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Justin RuggianoPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244
Neil RamírezP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Junior LakeCF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Totals 32 6 9 6 2 4 9 0 11
Batting
2B - A Rizzo (11, C Morton)
3B - C Coghlan (2, C Morton)
HR - C Coghlan (2, 5th inning off C Morton 0 on, 0 Out), S Castro (11, 3rd inning off C Morton 2 on, 1 Out)
S - E Jackson
RBI - C Coghlan (4), A Rizzo 2 (40), S Castro 3 (43)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - L Valbuena 2, S Castro 1
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield assists - N Schierholtz

Pitching

Pittsburgh

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Charlie Morton(L, 4-8) 6.0 8 6 6 2 6 2 1.26 3.47
Justin Wilson 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.41 5.08
Jason Grilli 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.47 4.12

Chi Cubs

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Edwin Jackson(W, 5-7) 5.0 5 3 3 2 8 1 1.49 5.12
Brian Schlitter(HLD, 9) 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.99 2.97
Wesley Wright(HLD, 7) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.10 2.57
Neil Ramírez(HLD, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.78 1.00
Pedro Strop(HLD, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.24 3.57
Héctor Rondón(SV, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.16 2.28
Pitching
HBP - J Mercer (by N Ramirez)
Pitches-strikes - C Morton 104-66; J Wilson 13-7; J Grilli 20-13; P Strop 18-11; H Rondon 8-7; E Jackson 86-51; B Schlitter 17-12; W Wright 4-3; N Ramirez 26-15
Ground balls-fly balls - C Morton 6-7; J Wilson 1-0; J Grilli 1-1; P Strop 1-0; H Rondon 0-1; E Jackson 4-2; B Schlitter 3-0; W Wright 0-1; N Ramirez 0-2
Batters faced - C Morton 28; J Wilson 4; J Grilli 5; P Strop 4; H Rondon 3; E Jackson 20; B Schlitter 4; W Wright 1; N Ramirez 5
Game Details
Game Time: 3:03.
Umpires: HP--Bob Davidson. 1B--John Tumpane. 2B--James Hoye. 3B--Bill Welke.
Weather: 81 degrees, Mostly Cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Right to Left.
Attendance: 36,423.