Pit 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
ChiCub 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Date of game: 9/5/2014

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Harrison drove in the winning run in the 11th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates grabbed a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs in the conclusion of Friday's suspended opener of this three-game set.

The two clubs were tied at 3-3 in the top of the seventh when the game went into a second rain delay, and it was eventually suspended until Saturday.

In the 11th with Wesley Wright (0-3) on the mound, Neil Walker doubled with one out and walks from Gregory Polanco and Brent Morel loaded the bases. Harrison singled home one, and Tony Sanchez plated another with a sacrifice fly for a 5-3 lead.

John Holdzkom tossed a 1-2-3 bottom of the 11th for his first career save.

Harrison went 4-for-6 with two RBI and a run scored for the Pirates, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Harrison, though, left the game in the bottom of the 11th after suffering an injury to his left ankle.

Vance Worley started the game and allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits over 4 2/3 innings. Mark Melancon (3-4) tossed two scoreless innings to earn the win.

Chris Valaika went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Cubs, who came into the series having swept the Milwaukee Brewers in a three-game set.

Chicago rookie left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada left in the fourth inning with mild cramping in his left calf. He allowed three runs -- two earned -- on three hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings.

Pittsburgh took an early lead after Harrison led off the game with a ground- rule double and scored from second base on Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena's errant throw to first base on Russell Martin's grounder.

Arismendy Alcantara hit a leadoff bunt single in the third for Chicago and scored later with a good slide on Jorge Soler's sac fly to shallow right field. Valbuena, who doubled earlier in the inning, scored on Harrison's throwing error from third, giving the Cubs a 2-1 lead.

In the top of the fourth, Walker drew a one-out walk and scored when Jose Tabata doubled over Alcantara's head in center field. Wada came out and Carlos Villanueva surrendered an RBI double to Harrison, which gave the Pirates a 3-2 lead.

After sitting through the first rain delay in the top of the fifth, the Cubs tied the score in the bottom of the inning when Valaika followed walks to Valbuena and Chris Coghlan with an RBI single.

Game Notes

Pittsburgh has won 10 of the 14 games with Chicago this season ... A total of 15 pitchers were used in the game, nine by Chicago ... The Cubs stranded 11 and were 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position, while the Pirates went 2- for-10 and left 10 on base.

NASCAR News
Smith replaces Larson for Martinsville race

Regan Smith substituted for Kyle Larson in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway after Larson was sidelined due to additional medical tests following his fainting spell on Saturday.

Extra Points: Snyder and the Beltway radio wars

If contradiction was an Olympic sport, Chip Kelly would certainly be medal-worthy judging by his performance at the NFL's owners meeting but the Eagles coach might have to settle for silver because Daniel Snyder's critics will take the gold every time.

2015 PREVIEW NL EAST: It's the Nationals and everybody else

There isn't much after that. The Miami Marlins are loaded up for a playoff push -- likely through a wild card spot -- and the New York Mets are up-and- coming but still raw. The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, former powerhouses of the division, are going through rebuilds and won't contend anytime soon.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.