Cubs take advantage of 7 errors, beat Pirates 12-2

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Associated Press

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 10:00 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Travis Wood gave up just one hit over six innings and the Chicago Cubs stopped a six-game losing streak Friday night with a 12-2 win over the mistake-prone Pittsburgh Pirates, who made seven errors in their worst defensive night in over a quarter-century.

Wood (5-12) ended an eight-game skid of his own, striking out five and walking three to win for the first time in more than two months.

Starlin Castro had three hits, including the 500th of his career, and drove in four runs for the Cubs. Alfonso Soriano added three hits and three RBI as Chicago took full advantage of one of the worst defensive nights in Pittsburgh's 130-year history.

The Pirates had not made seven errors in a game since 1985 and finished one shy of the club record set in 1939. It was the first seven-error game in the majors since Atlanta in a 2004 loss to Colorado.

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