Polanco homers twice to power Pirates past Cubs

Almora robs Steven Brault of a hit in the sixth Wednesday night

Almora robs Steven Brault of a hit in the sixth Wednesday night

"The guy hits four homers in two days, so that means you can take your bat and throw it 15-20 feet in the air when you pop up like you should have hit your fifth home run?" Tyler Chatwood (0-2) was tagged for five runs and nine hits in five innings in his first home start since signing a $38 million, three-year contract with Chicago in the offseason. He does not want to publicly declare a goal for home runs this season, but he would not mind maintaining a hot bat in the series finale.

"No one plays this game harder than me", Baez said, "but you don't go out there and talk trash about someone". "I'm trying to forget about the launch angle and all this stuff that messes with my mind". "We've been talking a lot, and we got to a point, it was time, so we just went ahead and (did) it".

CHICAGO (AP) - Gregory Polanco and the Pittsburgh Pirates wasted no time in bouncing back from a rout to make an early statement in the National League Central. The Pirates have outscored opponents 71-57 on the season and boast a 4-1 record away from home. It was the first homer for the Pirates' leadoff hitter. But I don't control what's out there, what people talk about me. She threw out a ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field. Sometimes, he is going to hit the ball a very long way.

Dickerson hit a tiebreaking two-run double in Pittsburgh's three-run third.

His game has been a pretty good of late, too.

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It was a Baez strikeout that got another four-run inning going in the sixth.

Baez belted a three-run shot to right-center against Steven Brault in the second and connected against Dovydas Neverauskas in the eighth, sending a solo drive to back of the bleachers in left. "No one plays this game harder than me".

"That's actually a proud moment", Maddon said. Reynolds was acquired from San Francisco in January in a trade that sent Andrew McCutchen to the Giants. He believes that Hurdle may have been upset since the Cubs had just defeated them on Wednesday 13-5. "This is predetermined", Maddon said, while noting Almora "looked like Gumby" on Wednesday. Following two high-scoring games, will the under hit when Trevor Williams takes on Kyle Hendricks in the pitching matchup?

Cubs: RHP Yu Darvish (0-0, 5.23) makes his first home start as a Cub and third of the season in a Friday afternoon opener of a three-game set against Atlanta. He walked one and struck out five. The Braves counter with Anibal Sanchez (0-0, 2.25).

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