Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and had
four RBI as the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago
Cubs with a 10-4 victory at PNC Park on Sunday.
Garrett Jones smashed a two-run homer and Andrew McCutchen added a solo shot,
while Gorkys Hernandez had a two-run single and Neil Walker added an RBI base
hit for the Pirates, who swept a series for the first time this season.
Erik Bedard (3-5) went six shutout innings and allowed just two hits and four
walks while fanning three to pick up the win.
Starlin Castro ripped a two-run homer and Darwin Barney added an RBI double
for the Cubs, who dropped their 12th straight and are just two losses shy of
tying a franchise-worst 14-game skid.
Matt Garza (2-3) was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- on seven hits and a
walk while fanning six to absorb the loss in five-plus innings.
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