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Cubs' Dempster fumes, beats Bucs 6-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ryan Dempster won for the first time in five starts despite arguing with manager Mike Quade after he was lifted after five innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Saturday.

Dempster (6-6) was pitching on nine days' rest after being scratched from his scheduled start Monday because of back pain. He was cleared to start Saturday after making it through a pregame workout Friday without incident.

He allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings and was seen throwing equipment and arguing vehemently with Quade when he was pinch-hit for to lead off the sixth.

Starlin Castro went 3 for 5 with a run and an RBI for the Cubs, who have won two of three.

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