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As fireworks went off prematurely, Milledge believed his drive cleared the left-field wall, but the ball instead deflected off the base of the wall. Milledge was tagged out as he jogged between second and third -- a potentially costly error in a close game, but a harmless one in a game in which the Cubs made three errors.
Burres, a former Orioles reliever, gave the Pirates something they've rarely had all season -- successive strong starts by the same pitcher. The left-hander struck out four and walked three, lowering an ERA that was 9.31 before the Dodgers start to 4.09.
NOTES: The Pirates expect RH Ross Ohlendorf (back) to come off the disabled list and start Monday against Cincinnati. ... Pittsburgh has swept two of its last three series at home, but was outscored 36-1 while losing three to the Brewers in the other. ... Pittsburgh has scored in the first inning in seven of its last eight games. ... The Cubs followed up a three-game weekend sweep of Arizona by being swept by Pittsburgh for the first time since Aug. 28-30, 2006.
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