Dion Kendrick and a Charlie Morton at seven.
Pirates are 27-29 and 5 1/2 games out.
Pirates continue to play possum, bobbing along just under .500. And the Cubs are making it tough for them to continue to lay low. The difference between the two teams is just that striking.
Karstens and Dempster will start. Game on at 2:20pm.
Look for Iowa Pirate in the crowd. No description necessary -- you'll know him when you see him.