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Cubs blank Pirates, 5-0, behind Arrieta

PITTSBURGH J.A. Happ, the sub for injured pitcher A.J. Burnett, saw his Pirates debut spoiled by another J.A. Jake Arrieta. The Chicago Cubs starter tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits, and the Cubs cruised to a 5-0 win Tuesday night at PNC Park. The Pirates (61-44) were out-hit 14-4 and didn't put a runner in scoring position until the seventh inning. Their lead over the Cubs (58-47) in the wild-card race was trimmed to three games. The first-place St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Cincinnati Reds, so the Pirates remain five games back of the division lead. This de facto series opener played after a rainout Monday night marked the first time since August 1977 that...

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