Starlin Castro was 3-for-5 with four RBI as the Cubs dismissed the Pirates, 12-2. Alfonso Soriano was also 3-for-5 but with three RBI for Chicago, which snapped a six-game slide. Travis Wood gave up one hit over six frames for the win. A.J. Burnett allowed seven total runs in five-plus innings in the setback. Starling Marte and Michael McKenry each had an RBI for Pittsburgh, which has lost five-of-seven. The Pirates committed seven errors in the loss.