September 7, 2009

MLB: Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 2

Derrek Lee had two home runs and three RBI Monday to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The loss is the 82nd of the season for Pittsburgh. The Pirates are guaranteed a 17th consecutive losing season, breaking the record the team shared with Philadelphia, which had 16 straight losing seasons from 1933-48.

Lee has five home runs in his last four games. Milton Bradley drove in the Cubs' other run.

Ted Lilly (11-8) got the win after giving up just two runs on two hits in six innings.

Andy LaRoche hit a solo home run and Brandon Moss drove in the other run for the Pirates, who have lost 10 of their last 11 games.

Daniel McCutchen (0-1) lost the second start of his career after being charged with four runs on nine hits over seven innings.