The Pirates again failed to reach the elusive heights of a .500 record yesterday, falling to the Cubs. Things seemed to be lined up for them, what with them facing the notorious Jason Marquis, but it wasn’t in the cards.
Phil Dumatrait started well for the Pirates, but that second time through the Cubs lineup did him in, and provided Chicago with all the runs they needed.
Chicago moved to 10 games over .500, holding a 2 games lead in first place, while Pittsburgh fell to a 4th place tie with the good-for-the-last-week Reds.
The Pirates have an off-day, while the Cubs travel to Houston, sending out Ted Lilly to face the Astros’ Brian Moehler at 7:05pm EDT. I believe it’s ESPN’s Monday night baseball game.