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Cubs Vs. Pirates Recap: Chicago Falls 8-4

Chicago Cubs reliever Shawn Camp has been one of the most consistent contributors on the team in 2012, but Wednesday was not his day. In a game that the Cubs lost by four runs, Camp was charged with five runs out of the bullpen without recording a single out. Camp entered the game in the top of the eighth with the Pirates down 2-1 and proceeded to give up seven straight hits before being pulled.

He started off the inning by giving up a single to Josh Harrison and a double to Andrew McCutchen. Garret Jones then brought both home with a single, and that was followed up by a single by new Pirate Travis Snider. The big blast came next, with Michael McKenry hitting a three run homer to put Pittsburgh up 7-1. Camp then gave up two more singles before being pulled for Alberto Cabrera, who was able to get out of the inning without giving up another run. The Cubs put up three runs in the ninth inning, but it would be too little, too late.

Chicago will be back on the field on Friday when they travel west to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more comprehensive coverage of this series, head over to Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue and PIttsburgh Pirates blog Bucs Dugout.