Cubs manager David Ross reached out to Derek Shelton on Friday night after the Pittsburgh skipper took exception to Ross' description of the Pirates.

The contending Cubs dropped two of three in a series against Pittsburgh this week. Following the Pirates' 8-6 win on Thursday at Wrigley Field, Ross said: "That's not a good team that just took two out of three from us -- or not our caliber team, I believe."

Shelton called Ross' comment " unfortunate."