For the third straight night, the starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates held the Chicago Cubs in offense in check. The difference tonight was that the Bucs’ offense actually scored some runs. The result was a 3-1 victory for Joe Musgrove and the Pirates.
Musgrove was solid tonight, giving up one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings of work. He won his fifth game of the season, lowering his ERA to 3.31.
The Pirates scored three runs in the second inning, which turned out to be all they would need. Adam Frazier’s double scored Josh Bell for the game’s first run. The next two runs scored were manufactured, including Colin Moran’s groundout and Adeiny Hechavarria’s sacrifice fly. The Bucs led 3-0 after two innings.
The Cubs scored their lone run o...Read More