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MLB: Chicago Cubs 13, Pittsburgh 9

Sept. 16, 2012 at 7:17 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Anthony Rizzo drove in six runs with a pair of homers Sunday, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 13-9 slugfest victory over Pittsburgh.

Rizzo scored three times and Alfonso Soriano contributed three hits and two RBI for the Cubs.

Joe Mather belted a solo homer and Darwin Barney added an RBI for the victors.

Jeff Beliveau (1-0) earned his first major league win despite allowing a three-run homer to Pedro Alvarez in the sixth inning that put the Pirates ahead 9-5.

Pittsburgh's Jared Hughes (2-2) was tagged with the loss after yielding Rizzo's second shot -- a three run blast in the bottom of the sixth.

Alvarez finished with two homers as the Bucs lost for the eighth time in nine contests.

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