Cubs beat Pirates 6-5 on Difo error in 11th

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Sergio Alcántara scampered home when second baseman Wilmer Difo mishandled a popup in the 11th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Thursday night for their third straight win.

Rafael Ortega and Ian Happ homered for Chicago, and Alcántara logged the first three-hit game of his career. Codi Heuer (6-2) got three outs for the win.

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Casey Drottar is a Freelance Sports Reporter for The Associated Press. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook


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