Local News

Michael McKenry belted a three-run, go-ahead

homer  in the  eighth inning  as the  surprising Pittsburgh Pirates earned  a

dramatic  7-4 victory  over the  Chicago Cubs  in the  opener of  a three-game

set.

 With  two-out,  McKenry fell behind  0-2, then  fouled off five pitches before

sending his first major-league home run into the left-field bleachers.

 Josh  Harrison preceded the blast with a game-tying RBI single, as the Pirates

won for the fifth time in seven games.

 Daniel  McCutchen  (3-1) recorded the  final out of the  eighth to pick up the

win.  Joel Hanrahan earned  his 26th save of the season, setting a club record

for most saves before the All-Star break.

 Sean  Marshall (5-3) and  Carlos Marmol were each charged with two runs in the

eighth, as the Cubs fell for the sixth time in eight games

Townhall Top of the Hour News
 
SRN News
#FarmOn Benefit Concert
Main Office:
217-824-3395