No place like home as Cubs suffer another road loss
BY GORDON WITTENMYER Sports Reporter June 9, 2014 8:55PM
Updated: June 9, 2014 11:20PM
PITTSBURGH – Riding the high of their best homestand of the year, the Cubs ventured out onto the road again, only to rediscover the hazards beyond their ivy-covered haven.
Andrew McCutchen and Ike Davis both homered for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who beat Edwin Jackson and the Cubs 6-2 at PNC Park on Monday night – handing the Cubs their fifth loss in six road games.
Despite a winning home record, the Cubs fell to 10-22 on the road – the fewest wins and worst winning percentage on the road in the majors.
Jackson pitched six innings, allowing four runs, half on McCutchen’s two-run shot in the third, failing to record a quality start for the ninth time in 13 outings this season.
The Cubs trailed 4-0 before Starlin Castro drove home Anthony Rizzo from first with a two-out double in the sixth.
Castro added a leadoff home run in the ninth for the rest of the Cubs’ scoring.
Charlie Morton (3-7) scattered six hits and didn’t walk a batter in seven innings to earn the victory for the Pirates.