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Starlin Castro hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to break open a tight game as the Cubs beat the Pirates, 7-4.  Castro also had an RBI single for Chicago, which built an early 4-0 lead and led the rest of the way in the opener of a four-game set at Wrigley Field.  Andrew McCutchen smacked his 27th home run for Pittsburgh, which closed to within 4-3 before Castro's blast put the game away.  Chris Rusin pitched five innings of two-run ball for the win and Carlos Marmol notched his 20th save.  James McDonald fell to 12-and-8 with the loss.  The Bucs have lost seven straight.

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