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Date of game: 9/5/2014

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Harrison drove in the winning run in the 11th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates grabbed a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs in the conclusion of Friday's suspended opener of this three-game set.

The two clubs were tied at 3-3 in the top of the seventh when the game went into a second rain delay, and it was eventually suspended until Saturday.

In the 11th with Wesley Wright (0-3) on the mound, Neil Walker doubled with one out and walks from Gregory Polanco and Brent Morel loaded the bases. Harrison singled home one, and Tony Sanchez plated another with a sacrifice fly for a 5-3 lead.

John Holdzkom tossed a 1-2-3 bottom of the 11th for his first career save.

Harrison went 4-for-6 with two RBI and a run scored for the Pirates, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Harrison, though, left the game in the bottom of the 11th after suffering an injury to his left ankle.

Vance Worley started the game and allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits over 4 2/3 innings. Mark Melancon (3-4) tossed two scoreless innings to earn the win.

Chris Valaika went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Cubs, who came into the series having swept the Milwaukee Brewers in a three-game set.

Chicago rookie left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada left in the fourth inning with mild cramping in his left calf. He allowed three runs -- two earned -- on three hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings.

Pittsburgh took an early lead after Harrison led off the game with a ground- rule double and scored from second base on Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena's errant throw to first base on Russell Martin's grounder.

Arismendy Alcantara hit a leadoff bunt single in the third for Chicago and scored later with a good slide on Jorge Soler's sac fly to shallow right field. Valbuena, who doubled earlier in the inning, scored on Harrison's throwing error from third, giving the Cubs a 2-1 lead.

In the top of the fourth, Walker drew a one-out walk and scored when Jose Tabata doubled over Alcantara's head in center field. Wada came out and Carlos Villanueva surrendered an RBI double to Harrison, which gave the Pirates a 3-2 lead.

After sitting through the first rain delay in the top of the fifth, the Cubs tied the score in the bottom of the inning when Valaika followed walks to Valbuena and Chris Coghlan with an RBI single.

Game Notes

Pittsburgh has won 10 of the 14 games with Chicago this season ... A total of 15 pitchers were used in the game, nine by Chicago ... The Cubs stranded 11 and were 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position, while the Pirates went 2- for-10 and left 10 on base.

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