Pirates 2, Cubs 1
PITTSBURGH — Rookie Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and Marlon Byrd and Jose Tabata homered for the Pirates, who won for the fifth time in their past six games. Byrd hit a solo home run off James Russell in the seventh inning to put Pittsburgh ahead 2-1. It was his second homer in 17 games since being acquired Aug. 27 from the Mets in a trade. He is hitting .323 for the Pirates.