On deck: Pirates at Cubs
May 1, 2006
Tonight: 7:05, Comcast SportsNet, 720-AM. Victor Santos (1-4, 6.48 ERA) vs. Sean Marshall (2-0, 4.22).
Tuesday: 1:20 p.m., Ch. 9, 720-AM. Zach Duke (1-2, 4.50) vs. Angel Guzman (0-0, 5.40).
The story line: The Cubs need to dominate the lowly Pirates before beginning a nine-game trip to Arizona, San Diego and San Francisco. The Cubs won two of three in Pittsburgh on April 14-16, but Duke beat them 2-1. Marshall and Santos also hooked up in that series, with Marshall an 11-6 winner. Guzman has to show more control of the strike zone in his second big-league start.