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Darvish, Cubs defeat Pirates

CHICAGO — The Pittsburgh Pirates opened up their three-game Chicago road trip Friday night with a 6-3 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Starting pitcher Yu Darvish worked six shutout innings for Chicago, giving up just two hits. He struck out seven and walked one.

The Pirates’ Trevor Williams was tagged for three runs, two earned, in four-plus innings of work in getting the loss. The one unearned run was on a throwing error by Williams. He gave up four hits, struck out six and walked three.

The Cubs got a solo home run from Jason Kipnis in the fourth inning. They also got a two-run single from Jason Heyward to go with a two-run single from Anthony Rizzo in the game.

Pittsburgh (2-5) received an RBI single from Jarod Dyson in the eighth inning. Josh Bell and Colin Moran hit solo homers in the ninth for the Pirates.

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