- Summary: Jason Bay had a huge day going 2-4 with a homerun and 4rbi’s to lead the Pirates to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Pitcher Shane Youman held the Cubs to two runs over 6 innings to improve to 2-0 on the season. Youman is 2-0 since being called up from Triple-A Indianapolis for his only two career victories. Youman allowed 8 baserunners over 6 innings but was able to work his way out of couple jams before releiver Shawn Chacon replaced him and retired all six batters he faced before Matt Capps pitched the ninth in a non-save situation.
Inside the numbers: The Pirates have won six of eight series. The Pirates are 40-48 at the break, eight games below .500 but were 30-60 last year at this time last year.
Better reserve those playoff tickets……………….