Final: Pirates 3, Cubs 0 (box)
WP: Wandy Rodriguez (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
LP: Edwin Jackson (0-1, 3.60 ERA)
SV: Jason Grilli (1, 0.00 ERA)
MVP: Wandy Rodriguez (.248 WPA)
Wandy Rodriguez picked up right where he left off this spring as he tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up just two hits. He struck out six batters and walked just one. Tony Watson helped get out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh and added a 1-2-3 eighth inning before giving way to new closer Jason Grilli who wrapped things up with a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save of the year.
The Pirates put up their first two runs in the fourth inning when Garrett Jones led off with a single. Andrew McCutchen would then drive him in with a double that short-hopped the left field wall. McCutchen would later score when Gaby Sanchez reached on an error by Starlin Castro to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead.
Pittsburgh would add an insurance run in the seventh inning thanks to a lead off double by Clint Barmes, who would score on an RBI sin...