Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Starling Marte drove in two runs, Kevin Correia
pitched seven scoreless innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the
Chicago Cubs, 3-0, to take the finale of a four-game set.
The game was delayed for three hours and thirty-seven minutes due to rain, but
the Pirates earned a much needed victory to stay within 2 1/2 games of the
idle St. Louis Cardinals for the NL's final wild-card spot.
Winning for the ninth time in his last 12 decisions, Correia (11-9) pitched
valiantly, giving up just two hits while striking out six.
Joel Hanrahan tossed a scoreless ninth to notch his 36th save of the season.
Travis Wood (6-12) set a career high for strikeouts, fanning nine, but was
tagged for three runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings.
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