CUBS TIE DOUBLE PLAY RECORD IN WIN OVER PIRATES

The Chicago Cubs tied a major league record by turning seven double plays Friday night in their 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. They recorded six double plays on grounders and one on a line drive. The Cubs are the third team to turn seven double plays in a nine inning game joining the San Francisco Giants in 1969 and the Philadelphia Athletics in 1942. The only run of the game came on a Kyle Schwarber home run off Pirate starter Trevor Williams in the top of the second inning. Cole Hamels started and pitched seven innings for the win with Jesse Chavez picking up his second save. The Pirates suffered their fifth loss in a row. Game three of the four game series is Saturday night with Tyler Chatwood (4-5) going for the Cubs against Joe Musgrove (4-7) for Pittsburgh. Chatwood was reinserted into the starting rotation after the Cubs placed Mike Montgomery on the 10 day disabled list with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. The game will come your way at 5:30 p.m. Central Time 6:30 Eastern on Lite 103 WAKO  your Cubs baseball station.