MLB

more stats

0
Final123456789RHE
Chicago Cubs000000000021
Pittsburgh00020010X360
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:W.Rodriguez(1-0) L:E.Jackson(0-1) S:J.Grilli (1)
HR: CHC- None PIT- None
3


National League Game Summary - Chicago at Pittsburgh



(Wednesday, April 3rd)

Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Chicago 0

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.

"I ran my pitch count up a little bit," Jackson said.

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.

Garrett Jones singled to start the fourth inning and McCutchen put the Pirates on the board first with a double down the left field line to make it 1-0.

Pedro Alvarez moved McCutchen to third base on a groundout to first and Sanchez brought him home on a fielding error by Starlin Castro which made it 2-0 in favor of the home team.

Chicago threatened in the top of the seventh as Welington Castillo was hit by a pitch -- Rodriguez's second hit batter of the inning -- but Brent Lillibridge struck out. After a pitching change, reliever Tony Watson struck out Gonzalez to end the inning.

"I knew (Gonzalez) was looking for something to drive, but I executed my pitch and got out of it," Watson said.

The Pirates made it a 3-0 contest in the bottom of the frame as Clint Barmes led off with a ground-rule double and advanced to third on Watson's sacrifice bunt. Barmes eased home on a single from Marte.

Jason Grilli picked up the save with a scoreless ninth inning to secure the win.

Game Notes

Jackson is now 4-1 in seven career starts versus the Pirates ... The Cubs were looking to begin the season 2-0 for the first time since 1995 after they took game one of the series, 3-1, on Monday ... The temperature at game time was 35 degrees.

04/04 00:45:49 ET

  • NASL: RailHawks vs. Ft. Lauderdale

    Saturday at 7:30 am on WRAL-2

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Durham Bulls vs. Norfolk Tides

    Tonight at 7:05 on 620am

  • MLB: Atlanta Braves at NY Mets

    Saturday at 7:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox

    Sunday at 7:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR