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Oviedo cruises through 7, Pirates top Cubs 6-0 to end skid

PITTSBURGH (AP) Johan Oviedo tied his career high with seven strikeouts in seven innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Saturday night to snap an eight-game losing streak.

Oviedo (4-2) retired the final 16 batters he faced, allowing just three hits on 82 pitches without issuing a walk. The right-hander went at least seven innings for the first time this season and second time in 24 career starts, capping his night in the seventh by retiring the side on five pitches.

"I'm really happy and thankful, first of all, with the coaches and the staff and the work that we put into these past weeks," Oviedo said. "I was not looking at the strikeouts or pitch count, or anything. I was just trying to have fun every single pitch that I throw. Forget about the result, even if it was a good hit or a bad hit, or whatever happened in the game. I was just trying to have fun."

AVG: N. Hoerner.291
HR: P. Wisdom24
RBI: I. Happ69
SB: N. Hoerner18
W: K. Thompson10
Saves: R. Wick9
K: J. Steele126
NL Central
St. Louis 8964.582-
Milwaukee 8270.5396.5
Chi Cubs 6686.43422.5
Cincinnati 5993.38829.5
Pittsburgh 5696.36832.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .239 (18)
Runs: 607 (23)
Hits: 1222 (19)
Home Runs: 150 (18)
Stolen Bases: 102 (4)
OBP: .311 (20)
SLG: .387 (17)
Total Bases: 1974 (16)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.16 (21)
Runs Allowed: 714 (23)
Saves: 39 (14)
Strikeouts: 1299 (14)
OpBA: .247 (20)
OBP: .321 (22)
SLG: .423 (25)
Run Support: 4.03 (24)
Date Player Transactions
9/22 S. Suzuki Reinstated from Paternity Leave List
9/22 S. Suzuki Placed on Restricted List (extending paternal leave)
9/21 J. Estrada Sent to Minors
9/21 K. Thompson Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/21 K. Thompson Removed From 15-Day IL (Lower back tightness)
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Date Player Status
9/17 N. Hoerner Right triceps strain (day-to-day)
9/14 R. Ortega Fractured left ring finger (on 60-day IL)
9/10 N. Madrigal Right groin strain (on 10-day IL)
9/3 W. Contreras Sprained left ankle (on 10-day IL)
9/2 J. Steele Lower back strain (on 15-day IL)
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