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  • Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster watches Neil Walker's grand slam sail out of the park .

       Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster watches Neil Walker's grand slam sail out of the park .
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez is greeted by Manager Mike Quade.

       Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez is greeted by Manager Mike Quade.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Starlin Castro of the Cubs dives toward the plate as he scores the game's first run .

       Starlin Castro of the Cubs dives toward the plate as he scores the game's first run .
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Members of the Ricketts family, including Chairman Tom Ricketts, greet fans.

       Members of the Ricketts family, including Chairman Tom Ricketts, greet fans.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Adam Gilliam, 13, of Aurora, left, and his brother Zak, 6, try to stay warm and dry as they await the start of the game.

       Adam Gilliam, 13, of Aurora, left, and his brother Zak, 6, try to stay warm and dry as they await the start of the game.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Actor and director Robert Redford flips the ball to himself prior to throwing out the first pitch .

       Actor and director Robert Redford flips the ball to himself prior to throwing out the first pitch .
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Starlin Castro of the Cubs dives past Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit during the first inning .

       Starlin Castro of the Cubs dives past Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit during the first inning .
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Ron Santo Jr. and Linda Santo Brown sing the seventh-inning stretch.

       Ron Santo Jr. and Linda Santo Brown sing the seventh-inning stretch.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Actor and director Robert Redford throws out the first pitch.

       Actor and director Robert Redford throws out the first pitch.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Cubs Manager Mike Quade, left, greets Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle.

       Cubs Manager Mike Quade, left, greets Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster walks back to the mound with a new ball after a two-run home run by the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen.

       Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster walks back to the mound with a new ball after a two-run home run by the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Ciara, 6, and Casey, 9, Mahan of Elburn stop for a photo of themselves with Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts.

       Ciara, 6, and Casey, 9, Mahan of Elburn stop for a photo of themselves with Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Fans enter the gates.

       Fans enter the gates.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Actor and director Robert Redford tips his cap to the crowd prior to throwing out the first pitch.

       Actor and director Robert Redford tips his cap to the crowd prior to throwing out the first pitch.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood acknowledges the fans.

       Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood acknowledges the fans.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Cubs manager Mike Quade, middle, discusses the ground rules with the umpires and Pittsburgh manager Cint Hurdle prior to the game.

       Cubs manager Mike Quade, middle, discusses the ground rules with the umpires and Pittsburgh manager Cint Hurdle prior to the game.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Joe McHale sells programs .

       Joe McHale sells programs .
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez, middle, and shortstop Starlin Castro chat as the grounds crew applies drying compound to the infield .

       Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez, middle, and shortstop Starlin Castro chat as the grounds crew applies drying compound to the infield .
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Actor and director Robert Redford walks to Kerry Wood after throwing out the first pitch.

       Actor and director Robert Redford walks to Kerry Wood after throwing out the first pitch.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Starlin Castro of the Cubs dives past Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit during the first inning .

       Starlin Castro of the Cubs dives past Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit during the first inning .
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Pirates shortstop Ronny Cedeno tags out Darwin Barney of the Cubs on a steal attempt of second base.

       Pirates shortstop Ronny Cedeno tags out Darwin Barney of the Cubs on a steal attempt of second base.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Cubs Manager Mike Quade stands with his team during the National Anthem.

       Cubs Manager Mike Quade stands with his team during the National Anthem.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Starlin Castro of the Cubs is able to force Lyle Overbay of the Pirates but can't make the throw for a double play.

       Starlin Castro of the Cubs is able to force Lyle Overbay of the Pirates but can't make the throw for a double play.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Kosuke Fukudome squats on second after advancing on a base hit .

       Kosuke Fukudome squats on second after advancing on a base hit .
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Kosuke Fukudome of the Cubs gets a base hit.

       Kosuke Fukudome of the Cubs gets a base hit.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Alfonso Soriano of the Cubs strikes out in the eighth inning.

       Alfonso Soriano of the Cubs strikes out in the eighth inning.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro positions himself to field a ground ball.

       Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro positions himself to field a ground ball.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • First base coach Bob Dernier talks things over with Darwin Barney after he was called out at second on a steal attempt.

       First base coach Bob Dernier talks things over with Darwin Barney after he was called out at second on a steal attempt.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

 

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