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|Burres Helps Pirates Top Cubs 3-1
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Brian Burres pitched into the sixth in his first start of the season and Alex Presley had two triples, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Friday.
Presley reached four times and scored twice as Pittsburgh snapped a five-game losing streak. Josh Harrison doubled, singled and scored twice.
Burres (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 5 1-3 innings. The left-hander was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.
Joel Hanrahan worked the ninth for his 33rd save in 36 chances.
Ryan Dempster (10-11) struck out nine in 6 1-3 innings for Chicago, yielding three runs and seven hits.
Carlos Pena homered for the Cubs, who have lost nine of 12.
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