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Cubs OF Matt Szczur to get MRI for strained hamstring

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Szczur steals home for Cubs (0:21)

David Ross breaks for second to draw a throw and Matt Szczur takes advantage by darting home. Josh Harrison's throw home is airmailed and Szczur's steal of home is successful to increase the Cubs' lead. (0:21)

PITTSBURGH -- Chicago Cubs outfielder Matt Szczur will undergo an MRI on his right hamstring after straining it during a double steal attempt in Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Szczur began to inch off of third base as David Ross attempted to steal second in the fifth inning of the Cubs' eventual 7-2 win. When Ross got caught in a rundown Szczur headed home, but as the throw came in he stopped and then started again injuring the hamstring. He eventually scored when Josh Harrison's throw sailed over the catcher's head.

"When I pushed off I felt something a little bit but I was able to run home so I don't think it's anything severe," Szczur said after the game.

Manager Joe Maddon said he and team president Theo Epstein will discuss options in case Szczur has to go on the disabled list. Szczur was asked if he might need some time to mend the hamstring.

"I hope not," he responded.

Szczur is off to a good start for the Cubs in a back-up role. He has two home runs and 10 RBIs in limited playing time this season.