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MLB: Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 1

June 9, 2013 at 6:39 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, June 9 (UPI) -- Edwin Jackson struck out eight Pirates in seven innings and Cody Ransom belted a go-ahead homer Sunday in the Chicago Cubs' 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Jackson (2-8) tamed the Pirates on one run, yielding four hits and just a single walk. The right-hander notched only his second win in 12 starts for Chicago.

With the score tied 1-1 in the seventh, the Cubs put two runners aboard with one out and Ransom belted a 2-1 pitch from Justin Wilson (5-1) into the left-field bleachers for the decisive blow.

Scott Hairston also drove in a run for Chicago, which avoided a three-game sweep.

Pirates starter Jeff Locke, who took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, ended up allowing just one run on one hit over 5 2/3 innings, despite surrendering seven walks.

Garrett Jones provided the Bucs' only RBI.

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