Chicago kept its September momentum going strong on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park, as the Cubs used an eighth inning rally to take down the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-2.
Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano stepped to the plate in the top of the eighth inning without a hit in the game, but proceeded to smash his 28th home run of the season with a two-run shot to deep center field. Soriano wrapped up the series with three homers in three games, and has now blasted five in the month of September.
Despite registering a blown save in the seventh inning, Cubs reliever James Russell earned the victory to reach 7-1 on the year after Soriano's big hit bailed him out. Hopeful to turn this winning streak into a multi-series venture, Chicago will turn to Chris Volstad on Monday to kick off a three-game set with Houston.
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