Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Andrew McCutchen and Gaby Sanchez each
drove in a run as the Pittsburgh Pirates evened their best of three series
with a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday at PNC Park.
Starling Marte plated the final run for the Pirates, who saw starter Wandy
Rodriguez (1-0) pitch 6 2/3 scoreless innings and allow just two hits while
striking out six batters and walking one in the victory.
Rodriguez, who was acquired from Houston last July, finished last season with
a 12-13 mark and 3.76 earned run average.
Alfonso Soriano and Alberto Gonzalez supplied the only hits for the Cubs,
who saw starter Edwin Jackson (0-1) toss five innings of two-run ball while
striking out five batters and giving up three hits in defeat.
The Cubs are Jackson's eighth team during his MLB career. The righty went
10-11 with a 4.03 earned run average for Washington last year.
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