PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco and Andrew McCutchen homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 7-5 on Wednesday night, ending the Cubs’ season-best six-game winning streak.
Polanco led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run off Dan Haren, who was making his Cubs’ debut, to open the scoring. He then hit an RBI single to break a 4-4 tie in a decisive two-run sixth inning.
McCutchen hit a solo homer in the third and added a sacrifice fly in the sixth to make it 6-4.
Francisco Cervelli and Aramis Ramirez each had two hits as the Pirates won for the 12th time in their last 15 home games at PNC Park.
Pittsburgh leads the NL wild-card race by a 3 ½ games over the San Francisco Giants