Kyle Schwarber added a two-run single, and Kris
Bryant an RBI double for the Cubs, who won their second in a row
following a four-game losing streak.
Chicago won its first road series since taking two of three
against Washington from May 17-19. The first two games of the
series were played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Starling Marte hit a solo homer for the Pirates.
Chicago starter Jose Quintana (11-7) was strong, pitching seven
scoreless, five-hit innings, with seven strikeouts and no walks.
He won for the third time in his past four starts and seventh
time in his last nine. He hasn't lost a start since June 22.
Pittsburgh rookie Mitch Keller (1-2), making his fifth major
league start, gave up six runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings,
with five strikeouts and two walks.
The teams spent the day in Williamsport, and several players
interacted with the Little League World Series participants.
At Bowman Field a few miles from the site of the youth
tournament, the Cubs got going in the first. Castellanos hit his
17th homer, a solo shot to left, with one out.
With two outs in the third, Heyward's 18th homer, to left, made
Rizzo drew a walk to lead off the fourth, and Javier Baez
doubled him to third. Schwarber drove them both home with a
single to left for a 4-0 Chicago lead.
In the fifth, Heyward opened with a double to right-center.
After Castellanos struck out, Bryant doubled to left to drive in
Heyward to make it 5-0.
That chased Keller for reliever Chris Stratton. The first batter
he faced, Rizzo, smashed his 23rd homer off the scoreboard in
center to boost the lead to 7-0.
Against Craig Kimbrel, who was activated from the injured list
earlier in the day, Marte led off the ninth with his 21st homer,
a first-pitch shot to left, to spoil the shutout.
--Field Level Media
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