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|Correia Pitches Pirates Past Cubs
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Kevin Correia pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning before the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Friday.
Correia (7-4) limited Chicago to four singles and a pair of walks in 7 2-3 innings. He moved into a tie with Boston's Jon Lester for the major league lead in wins, and has six of the Pirates' 14 victories away from PNC Park this season.
Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen remained a thorn in the Cubs' side with two singles, a walk, an RBI and two stolen bases. He's reached base in 19 straight games against the Cubs.
Doug Davis (0-3) walked six batters and hit another during 4 2-3 innings. The Cubs committed a pair of errors in the second that led to two unearned runs, and Davis allowed four in all.
Alfonso Soriano hit his 12th homer of the season, two-run shot off reliever Joe Beimel in the ninth, but Pittsburgh closer Joel Hanrahan came on to strike out three straight batters to remain perfect in 14 save chances this season.
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