McCutchen stays hot, Pirates top Cubs 4-0 - New York News

McCutchen stays hot, Pirates top Cubs 4-0

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By WILL GRAVES
AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew McCutchen had two doubles and two RBIs to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.

Russell Martin also doubled twice for the Pirates and rookie Gregory Polanco got a hit in the third straight game since his call-up. Edinson Volquez (4-5) pitched seven effective innings to win for the third time in his last five starts.

McCutchen, the reigning National League MVP, broke it open with a two-run double in the fifth off Jeff Samardzija (2-6). McCutchen is batting .428 (18 of 42) with 15 extra-base hits in June. The Pirates had seven doubles in all, their highest total since a win over Houston in July 2010.

Luis Valbuena had two doubles for the Cubs, who went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position to fall for the fourth time in five games.

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