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Except against the Pirates, who are 2-7 against the Cubs.
Lee hit his 30th homer into the center field shrubbery with two out in the first, then hit his 31st into the front row of the left-field bleachers two innings later after Ryan Theriot's two-out single. It was Lee's second multiple-homer game in three days and the 22nd of his career.
"It's been a good few days," Lee said. "I definitely have been feeling good at the plate. It seems when I get a pitch, it's been going out of the ballpark."
McCutchen (0-1) has allowed three homers since being promoted to the majors on Aug. 31, each on a first pitch.
Lilly (11-8) needed 86 pitches over six innings to win for the first time in his last six road starts, with the left-hander and relievers John Grabow, Angel Guzman and Carlos Marmol combining on a two-hitter. Lilly gave up both hits, struck out seven and walked one.
Marmol pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 14 opportunities.
Andy LaRoche hit his eighth homer in the third and Brandon Moss doubled in a run in the fifth, but they couldn't prevent the Pirates from being mathematically eliminated in the NL Central race.
NOTES: Chicago recalled right-hander Jeff Stevens from Triple-A Iowa for the fourth time this season. He has a 7.36 ERA in six games. ... Chicago won for only the fourth time in its last 13 road games. ... The Orioles are one loss away from a 12th consecutive losing season.
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