Musgrove frustrates Cubs, Pirates win 3-1 to end skid at 5

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates held the Chicago Cubs to one run for a third straight game.

This time, the Pirates scored enough to win it.

Joe Musgrove cruised through seven innings and the Pirates snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night.

Musgrove (5-7) allowed one run on five hits with seven strikeouts. He has gone seven innings and surrendered two runs or fewer in four of his past five starts.

''We've been throwing the ball really well,'' Musgrove said. ''The starters have been giving us a chance to win. We got two really good performances in a row from (Ivan) Nova and Trevor (Williams), so you don't want to give up five or six runs and get rocked, and have that string of good performances end.''

Pittsburgh won for the second time in eight games. The first-place Cubs had their three-game winning streak snapped after 1-0 victories in the first two games of the series.

Felipe Vazquez retired the side in order with two strikeouts in the ninth inning for his 27th save.

The Pirates' three runs came in the second inning, when Adam Frazier had an RBI double after Josh Bell and Francisco Cervelli walked to start the inning. That ended Pittsburgh's streak of 24 innings without a run scored.

Frazier's double off Tyler Chatwood (4-6) drove in Bell from second and gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead. A groundout from Colin Moran scored Cervelli before Adeiny Hechavarria hit a sacrifice fly to left field, allowing Frazier to score and make it 3-0.

''It wasn't a whole lot different than the last two nights. It really wasn't,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. ''We gave up three runs in one inning, otherwise you had yourself another 1-0 game. Bullpen was outstanding. Of course, Chatwood struggled. That was obvious. Offensively, we have to get it together on offense.''

Musgrove got out of a jam with the Pirates leading 3-1 in the fifth inning. He allowed consecutive one-out singles by Wilson Contreras and Tommy La Stella, but with runners on the corners, Musgrove struck out Addison Russell and got Ben Zobrist to fly out to end the inning.

''He was very, very good,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''His secondary pitches were top shelf, especially the changeup. The changeup was a swing-and-miss pitch. It was the separator. The fastball played to both sides. The curveball was good. He had command of four pitches.''

Chatwood, who has walked 93 batters in 101 2/3 innings this season, lasted just two innings before being pulled after walking Corey Dickerson to lead off the third. He threw 37 pitches (21 strikes) and allowed the three runs on two hits with three walks.

''Just keep working. It's the only thing I can do,'' Chatwood said. ''I'm fighting myself and I'm trying to beat another team. So, it feels like I'm fighting uphill. All you can do is keep trying to come back and regain the form I had in the past.''

Before Chatwood exited, Zobrist homered to right field, cutting the Pirates' lead to 3-1 in the third.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: Zobrist replaced OF Ian Happ in the lineup. Happ entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh and reached first on an error by Frazier before taking over in center field in the bottom half of the inning. Happ had one of Chicago's six hits Friday, but struck out twice in four at-bats.

Pirates: After losing 1-0 for a second straight game Friday, Pittsburgh made two lineup adjustments, with Frazier replacing Josh Harrison at second base and Moran taking over for David Freese at third. Harrison, who had an error in the sixth inning, and Freese were a combined 1 for 7 Friday.

UP NEXT

Cubs: LHP Jose Quintana (10-9, 4.46) will attempt to regain his form when he takes the mound for the series finale against the Pirates on Sunday. In his past four starts, Quintana has allowed at least five runs three times, including in each of his past two appearances.

Pirates: RHP Jameson Taillon (9-9, 3.66) will bring momentum from his recent starts when he faces the Cubs on Sunday. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 14 straight starts since surrendering six on eight hits in a 7-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on May 22.

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  • W: J. Musgrove (5-7)L: T. Chatwood (4-6)S: F. Vazquez (27)
  • HR: CHC - B. Zobrist (9)
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J. Baez 2B-SS40000022.287.319.561.881-1.0
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b- I. Happ PH-CF10000000.242.362.422.7840.0
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B. Kintzler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-singled for R. Rosario in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for J. Chavez in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Dickerson LF30300100.307.339.486.8255.0
S. Marte CF40000015.276.319.463.782-0.5
G. Polanco RF40000012.238.330.473.803-0.5
J. Bell 1B31100110.265.348.409.7562.5
F. Cervelli C21100201.256.390.459.8494.0
A. Frazier 2B41210022.281.346.429.7744.0
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C. Moran 3B40010015.267.332.385.7170.5
A. Hechavarria SS20010000.264.294.349.6431.0
J. Musgrove P20100000.238.238.286.5241.0
a- J. Luplow PH10000000.178.260.356.6160.0
K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Harrison 2B00000000.258.300.364.6640.0
  • a-grounded out for Musgrove in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - B. Zobrist (9)
  • RBI - B. Zobrist (47)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Zobrist (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Zobrist 2 (2), A. Rizzo, J. Baez, W. Contreras, A. Russell
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Dickerson (26), A. Frazier (13)
  • SF - A. Hechavarria (7)
  • RBI - A. Frazier (17), C. Moran (45), A. Hechavarria (28)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Marte, G. Polanco 2 (2), C. Moran 4 (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Russell-Baez-Rizzo; Russell-Baez-Rizzo)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hechavarria-Frazier-Bell)
  • E - A. Frazier (6), J. Musgrove
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 4-6)2.02333005.221.81-7.0
R. Rosario2.01000102.831.465.5
J. Chavez2.03000303.051.154.5
B. Kintzler1.01000103.561.332.5
J. De La Rosa1.01001104.281.581.5
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Musgrove (W, 5-7)7.05110713.311.1828.5
K. Crick (H, 12)1.01000102.271.202.5
F. Vazquez (S, 27)1.00000202.821.2211.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Musgrove (W, 5-7)7.0
K. Crick (H, 12)1.0
F. Vazquez (S, 27)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 37-21, R. Rosario 21-14, J. Chavez 35-25, B. Kintzler 17-11, J. De La Rosa 18-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 4-1, R. Rosario 3-1, B. Kintzler 1-1, J. De La Rosa 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 10, R. Rosario 6, J. Chavez 9, B. Kintzler 4, J. De La Rosa 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 87-62, K. Crick 11-9, F. Vazquez 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 9-6, K. Crick 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 27, K. Crick 4, F. Vazquez 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Zobrist RF-2B41211002.309.391.469.8607.0
J. Heyward CF-RF40100001.280.343.405.7481.0
D. Bote 3B40000012.303.390.483.874-0.5
A. Rizzo 1B40000012.264.360.441.801-0.5
J. Baez 2B-SS40000022.287.319.561.881-1.0
K. Schwarber LF40100030.244.361.464.825-0.5
W. Contreras C40100011.272.361.427.7880.5
T. Chatwood P10000000.160.192.160.3520.0
R. Rosario P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
a- T. La Stella PH10100000.280.354.318.6721.0
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b- I. Happ PH-CF10000000.242.362.422.7840.0
A. Russell SS30000023.257.325.354.679-1.0
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  • a-singled for R. Rosario in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for J. Chavez in the 7th
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C. Dickerson LF30300100.307.339.486.8255.0
S. Marte CF40000015.276.319.463.782-0.5
G. Polanco RF40000012.238.330.473.803-0.5
J. Bell 1B31100110.265.348.409.7562.5
F. Cervelli C21100201.256.390.459.8494.0
A. Frazier 2B41210022.281.346.429.7744.0
F. Vazquez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Moran 3B40010015.267.332.385.7170.5
A. Hechavarria SS20010000.264.294.349.6431.0
J. Musgrove P20100000.238.238.286.5241.0
a- J. Luplow PH10000000.178.260.356.6160.0
K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Harrison 2B00000000.258.300.364.6640.0
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  • a-grounded out for Musgrove in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - B. Zobrist (9)
  • RBI - B. Zobrist (47)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Zobrist (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Zobrist 2 (2), A. Rizzo, J. Baez, W. Contreras, A. Russell
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Dickerson (26), A. Frazier (13)
  • SF - A. Hechavarria (7)
  • RBI - A. Frazier (17), C. Moran (45), A. Hechavarria (28)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Marte, G. Polanco 2 (2), C. Moran 4 (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Russell-Baez-Rizzo; Russell-Baez-Rizzo)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hechavarria-Frazier-Bell)
  • E - A. Frazier (6), J. Musgrove
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 4-6)2.02333005.221.81-7.0
R. Rosario2.01000102.831.465.5
J. Chavez2.03000303.051.154.5
B. Kintzler1.01000103.561.332.5
J. De La Rosa1.01001104.281.581.5
Total8.0833460---
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (L, 4-6)2.0
R. Rosario2.0
J. Chavez2.0
B. Kintzler1.0
J. De La Rosa1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Musgrove (W, 5-7)7.05110713.311.1828.5
K. Crick (H, 12)1.01000102.271.202.5
F. Vazquez (S, 27)1.00000202.821.2211.0
Total9.06110101---
PITCHERSIP
J. Musgrove (W, 5-7)7.0
K. Crick (H, 12)1.0
F. Vazquez (S, 27)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 37-21, R. Rosario 21-14, J. Chavez 35-25, B. Kintzler 17-11, J. De La Rosa 18-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 4-1, R. Rosario 3-1, B. Kintzler 1-1, J. De La Rosa 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 10, R. Rosario 6, J. Chavez 9, B. Kintzler 4, J. De La Rosa 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 87-62, K. Crick 11-9, F. Vazquez 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 9-6, K. Crick 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 27, K. Crick 4, F. Vazquez 3
  • 3RD INNING
    Zobrist homered to right13
  • 2ND INNING
    Hechavarria hit sacrifice fly to right, Frazier scored03
    Moran grounded out to first, Cervelli scored, Frazier to third02
    Frazier doubled to center, Bell scored, Cervelli to third01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Felipe Vazquez pitching
    • Josh Harrison at second base
    • J. Baez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Contreras flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kyle Crick pitching
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Zobrist singled to right center
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Heyward lined out to left
    • D. Bote: Ball, Strike looking, Bote grounded out to catcher, Zobrist to second
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jorge De La Rosa relieved Brandon Kintzler
    • G. Polanco: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Polanco struck out on foul tip
    • J. Bell: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bell grounded out to third
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cervelli walked
    • A. Frazier: Foul, Foul, Frazier singled to right center, Cervelli to second
    • C. Moran: Ball, Moran grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • Ian Happ hit for Jesse Chavez
    • I. Happ: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Happ safe at first on 2nd baseman Frazier fielding error
    • A. Russell: Russell grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Happ out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Brandon Kintzler pitching
    • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria lined out to left
    • Jordan Luplow hit for Joe Musgrove
    • J. Luplow: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Luplow grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dickerson doubled to deep center
    • S. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward reached on an infield single to second
    • D. Bote: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Bote grounded out to third, Heyward to second
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo popped out to third
    • J. Baez: Baez flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chavez Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bell struck out looking
    • F. Cervelli: Cervelli singled to left center
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
    • C. Moran: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moran struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • W. Contreras: Contreras reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • Tommy La Stella hit for Randy Rosario
    • T. La Stella: Ball, Foul, Ball, La Stella singled to left center, Contreras to third
    • A. Russell: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Zobrist flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jesse Chavez pitching
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Hechavarria flied out to deep center
    • J. Musgrove: Musgrove reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dickerson singled to right center, Musgrove to second
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Marte popped out to second
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Foul, Polanco lined out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • D. Bote: Bote flied out to deep center
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Rizzo grounded out to first
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Baez struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Rosario Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Ball, Foul, Bell reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • F. Cervelli: Cervelli flied out to right
    • A. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
    • C. Moran: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moran grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • T. Chatwood: Strike looking, Chatwood grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Russell: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Zobrist homered to right
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Heyward grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dickerson walked
    • Randy Rosario relieved Tyler Chatwood
    • S. Marte: Marte grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Dickerson out at second
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Polanco grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo safe at first on Musgrove fielding error
    • J. Baez: Ball, Baez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Rizzo out at second
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Schwarber singled to left
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Contreras grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bell walked
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cervelli walked, Bell to second
    • A. Frazier: Strike swinging, Foul, Frazier doubled to center, Bell scored, Cervelli to third
    • C. Moran: Ball, Foul, Moran grounded out to first, Cervelli scored, Frazier to third
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Hechavarria hit sacrifice fly to right, Frazier scored
    • J. Musgrove: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Musgrove grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Zobrist flied out to left
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Foul, Heyward lined out to shortstop
    • D. Bote: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike looking, Dickerson singled to left center
    • S. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Marte grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Dickerson out at second
    • G. Polanco: Polanco grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)