McCutchen helps Pirates sweep Cubs

4:50 PM, May 23, 2013   |    comments
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Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Andrew McCutchen had three hits, knocked in two runs and swiped two bags as the Pittsburgh Pirates finished off a three- game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 4-2 victory Thursday at PNC Park.

The Pirates, winners of four straight and 11 of their last 13 overall, pounced on Edwin Jackson (1-7) in the first two innings before a 1-hour, 47-minute rain delay suspended the contest in the fourth.

Starling Marte collected a pair of hits, scored twice and stole a base while Vin Mazzaro (3-0) pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Jeanmar Gomez to pick up the win.

Travis Snider and Michael McKenry each knocked in a run and Jason Grilli shut the door in the ninth by converting his 19th straight save opportunity.

Jackson was removed after the rain delay and was charged with all four runs. Anthony Rizzo and Ryan Sweeney provided an RBI apiece in Chicago's fourth straight loss.

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