7/7 Cubs 4, Pirates 3, 11 innings
Dioner Navarro hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning to lift the Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Pirates and take the series on Sunday. Kevin Gregg served up a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth to Starling Marte, but the Cubs rallied, loading the bases in the 11th before Navarro delivered. They’ve now won five of their last seven series.
“We’re playing the best team in the National League with the best record,” Dale Sveum said. “To come off a loss like we did [on Friday] and win two out of
three, it was nice beating the best team in baseball. Holding them down, our pitching did a good job. We had some timely hits and caught the ball and did a good job.”
– Carrie Muskat