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Final: Pirates 8, Cubs 4 WP: Jeff Karstens (4-2, 3.70 ERA) LP: Travis Wood (4-7, 4.90 ERA) Jeff Karstens held the Cubs to just one run over five innings and the Pirates offense busted out 13 hits and eight runs as the Bucs breezed to pick up the series win. Karstens gave up a solo homer to Starlin Castro in the first inning, but settled in after that. The Pirates countered in the third with a solo home run by Starling Marte and later scored again that inning thanks to a balk call. The game remained at 2-1 until the eighth inning when Garrett Jones delivered a two-run, pinch-hit single to extend the Pirates lead to 4-1. After a single by Travis Snider, Michael McKenry blasted a three-run homer to put the game out of reach. Jones doubled in another run in the ninth to cap off the afternoon for the Bucs’ offense. Joel Hanrahan came on to close things out in the ninth with an 8-1 lead and gave up three runs on five hits, including a two-run homer by Wellington Castillo. He did strike o...
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