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|Pirates Get Rare DH Sweep at Wrigley
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Ryan Doumit had four hits and four RBIs to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 Wednesday night for a doubleheader sweep.
Jeff Karstens tossed five innings for the second victory by a no-name Pittsburgh pitcher over a high-priced Cubs starter on the day. A few hours before Karstens beat Carlos Zambrano, Charlie Morton threw a four-hitter in a 4-0 victory over Ted Lilly.
While Karstens and Morton make just over $400,000 each, the combined 2009 salary of Zambrano and Lilly is $31.75 million, or about $577,000 per start.
Doumit hit his 10th homer to help Pittsburgh complete its first doubleheader sweep at Wrigley Field since June 20, 1983. Jason Jaramillo, who backs up Doumit at catcher, had a two-run double in the opener.
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