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Cubs down ailing Pirates

Cubs down ailing Pirates

The Chicago Cubs handed Pittsburgh a fourth straight loss by defeating the Pirates 3-1 Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Chicago won the game as -165 favorites, while the team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (10.5).

Jeff Baker belted a solo home run and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Cubs. Tom Gorzelanny fanned eight batters, allowing just three hits and one run over five innings for his fifth victory.

Zach Duke gave up nine hits and three runs over 7 1-3 innings in suffering the loss.