Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh

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* With their victory last night, the Pirates are off to their best start in the last 11 seasons (and tied for the team’s best in the last 25 seasons) at 5-2.

* Jason Hammel made his return to the National League a triumphant one with a win over the Pirates last Thursday – a team he has had great success against since 2010 when he was with the Rockies (3-0 in 3 starts with a 2.39 ERA).

*Emilio Bonifacio’s 17 hits in the first 7 games are a team record going back to 1914.

*With a double last night, Starling Marte now has at least one hit in nine straight games vs. the Cubs at Wrigley.

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