PITTSBURGH -- Pinch runner Rick Rhoden tagged and scored the winning run in the B8 when Steve Nicosia sent a fly deep enough to LF. Bill Madlock added a couple of RBI as the Pirates beat the Cubs, 3-2. Grant Jackson earned the win in relief with Kent Tekulve (4) adding the save. Dick Tidrow took the loss for the Cubbies.
June 3, 1981
PITTSBURGH -- Bill Buckner (7) and Jody Davis (1) hit back-to-back homers for the cubs in the 1st to power a 4-run inning. They went on to win 7-4. Randy Martz (4-4) was strong on the hill, giving up just 1 run on 3 hits in 6.2 IP. Leon Durham also chipped in 3 hits, including a pair of two-baggers.
June 4, 1981
PITTSBURGH -- Tim Foli and Willie Stargell drove in runs in the B7th and Pittsburgh held on to take the rubber match (see below), 3-2. Rhoden (1-4) started and won his first game of the year for the Bucs. Tekulve (5) helped out in the 9th.