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|Pirates Pitcher Gets First Win in Victory of Cubs
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Brad Lincoln pitched seven strong innings for his first major league win, Garrett Jones had a key RBI double and the Pittsburgh Pirates continued their mastery of the Chicago Cubs with a 2-0 victory Wednesday.
The last-place Pirates have beaten the Cubs nine times in 12 meetings. One-third of their victories (27) this season have come against Chicago.
Pittsburgh broke the scoreless tie in the eighth with two unearned runs when Andy LaRoche reached on Aramis Ramirez's error with one out, Andrew McCutchen singled and Jones drove a ball off the ivy in left-center for a run-scoring double against reliever Andrew Cashner (0-3).
After an intentional walk to Ryan Doumit loaded the bases, Chicago reliever Sean Marshall struck out Pedro Alvarez, but walked Lastings Milledge to make it 2-0.
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