Because of the Pirates' defensive shift, no one was covering third, so Ransom took off and was safe. The Cubs use the same defensive alignment, and know they can't be caught napping. Ransom recognized an opening. Pirates starter Jeff Locke continued a trend in this series, as he stymied the Cubs over 5 2/3 hitless innings. He allowed four hits and a walk as the Cubs salvaged the finale of a three-game series. Alfonso Soriano then walked, and Scott Hairston followed with a sacrifice fly to tie the score at 1-1.