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Pirates Pound Cubs; Complete Sweep
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Lastings Milledge drove in four runs, Garrett Jones added three RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates finally won a one-sided game, beating the Cubs 11-1 Thursday night for their first sweep of their NL Central rival in nearly four years.

Brian Burres (2-1), roughed up in three consecutive appearances before pitching 5 1-3 scoreless innings in a spot start April 29 against Los Angeles, allowed three hits over seven shutout innings to win his second in a row. Before that, he hadn't won in nearly two seasons.

The Pirates hadn't won by more than four runs since beating the Dodgers 11-5 on opening day April 5.

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