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Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Bobby Crosby knocked in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs, 2-1, in the opener of a three-game series at PNC Park.
Ross Ohlendorf had his best outing of the season, giving up one run on three hits in a season-high seven innings. He also fanned a season-best six batters and walked two, but remains winless in six starts. Evan Meek (3-1) pitched a scoreless eighth to pick up the win.
Geovany Soto drove in the lone run for the Cubs, who have dropped four straight games in Pittsburgh within the same season for the first time since 1996 (July 3-September 22). Chicago has lost six of its seven matchups with the Pirates this season.