|Wednesday, May 22|
|W 11 - 2||@ NYM|
|W 3 - 2||@ NYM|
|L 5 - 1||MIL|
|W 4 - 3||MIL|
|W 3 - 1||MIL|
|W 7 - 1||MIL|
|W 5 - 4||HOU|
|L 4 - 2||HOU|
|W 1 - 0||HOU|
|W 5 - 4||CHC|
|W 1 - 0||CHC|
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Liriano held the Cubs scoreless over seven strong innings, needing just 91 pitches, 59 of them for strikes. He struck out nine batters, a season-high, and his highest total since Sept. 15 of 2012. Liriano walked just one batter, a season low, en route to picking up his third win in as many starts.
Liriano allowed just two hits in the start, and rarely pitches from the stretch. He faced one tough situation in the top of the third, as he had the bases loaded with no out, but retired the next three batters to get out of the jam. That was the only time the Cubs even reached second base against Liriano.
He is now 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA in 18 innings, with 25 strikeouts and only six walks since returning from a broken arm. Liriano will try to keep his strong start going Monday, when he takes on the Tigers in Detroit.
Karstens last pitched Saturday in Altoona, throwing 60 pitches as he recovers from right shoulder inflammation.
"So far so good," manager Clint Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Wednesday. "There were no repercussions from (Tuesday). He didn't feel anything."
McDonald is set to begin his rehab assignment Monday for Double-A Altoona. He has not pitched since April 30 due to a shoulder injury.
"We won't have to worry about that for another 10 days," Hurdle said. "We all believe that starting is Charlie's niche right now."
Gomez has a 2.78 ERA and has allowed six runs in 18 2/3 innings in four starts.
Snider went 1 for 2 with a run scored and four driven in, in a 5-4 win. Snider has two home runs on the season, both of which have come in the last five games. He is batting .278 with a .761 on-base plus slugging percentage.
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