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Carlos Marmol pitched the ninth inning for his 11th save in 15 opportunities.
There was little noise in PNC Park for much of the game, except for an occasional burst from a few Cubs fans. Spectators could hear coaches yelling instructions to players on the field, and some took to yelling at each other across sections of unoccupied seats.
NOTES: Karstens, out since Aug. 25 with a lower back strain, was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and pitched the sixth and seventh. .. Cubs LF Bobby Scales collided with a wall in foul territory trying to run down Brandon Moss' fly ball in the fifth, but stayed in the game. ... Pirates 2B Delwyn Young is hitless in 21 at-bats. ... The Cubs won their fourth in five games.
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