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L 5-7
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W 14-3
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W 1-0
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Cubs, Pirates seek better defense

PITTSBURGH -- Heading into the finale of the three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday at PNC Park, neither manager was raving about his team's defensive play.

Clint Hurdle, whose Pirates face getting swept, had a stronger case. The worst defense, statistically, in the league helped ruin another game Tuesday when second baseman Alen Hanson threw away Jason Heyward's grounder in the second inning, allowing Addison Russell to score the game's only run in a 1-0 Cubs win.

Poor defense has haunted the Pirates all season. Asked what to do about it, Hurdle said: "Well, let's go find an elite defender. We just lost one."

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Leaders
AVG: J. Heyward.294
HR: A. Rizzo4
RBI: J. Heyward16
SB: A. Rizzo4
W: J. Arrieta3
ERA: J. Lester2.66
Saves: W. Davis4
K: J. Arrieta29
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 128.600-
Milwaukee 1111.5002
Cincinnati 1011.4762.5
St. Louis 911.4503
Pittsburgh 812.4004
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .262 (5)
Runs: 103 (2)
Hits: 176 (4)
Home Runs: 21 (17)
Stolen Bases: 12 (10)
OBP: .348 (1)
SLG: .421 (10)
Total Bases: 283 (7)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.75 (12)
Runs Allowed: 83 (17)
Saves: 4 (19)
Strikeouts: 175 (8)
OpBA: .225 (5)
OBP: .303 (8)
SLG: .401 (15)
Run Support: 5.36 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/21 T. La Stella Reinstated from Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
4/21 T. La Stella Sent to Minors
4/17 C. Edwards Jr. Reinstated from Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
4/17 T. La Stella Placed on Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
4/14 B. Duensing Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/22 B. Zobrist Back (day-to-day)
3/30 B. Duensing off 10-day DL
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