Burnett stepped up again.
Burnett worked around five walks while pitching seven innings in his third consecutive win, and the Pirates jerseys stopped a four game losing streak by cooling off the Chicago Cubs jerseys with a 3 0 victory on Sunday.
Burnett (3 1) allowed three hits and struck out seven while handing cheap Jake Arrieta jersey his first loss in six career starts against Pittsburgh. He has allowed two runs or less in each of his eight starts this year after losing 18 games with Philadelphia last season.
“Just trying to keep the ball down. I mean, that’s it,” Burnett said. “Not get away from my game, try to keep to my strengths, no matter what the guys at the plate are trying to do.”
Burnett’s seventh consecutive outing of at least six innings came after Pittsburgh used seven relievers in the series opener on Friday, and then cheap Antonio Bastardo jersey and Arquimedes Caminero for a second straight day in Saturday’s 4 1 loss.
“He pitched with the will to win,” manager Clint Hurdle of Burnett, who lowered his ERA to 1.38. “Competed very, very well.”
cheap Francisco Cervelli jersey had a hand in Pittsburgh’s first two runs after the cheap mlb jerseys china catcher was shaken up in the fourth when he was hit in the groin by a foul tip. He had an RBI single in the fifth, and then singled and scored on cheap Neil Walker jersey’s two out double in the eighth.
“He’s a tough man,” Hurdle said. “He’s swinging the bat well. We liked him for a lot of reasons. You’re seeing them play out right now.”
The Cubs jerseys had won six in a row and seven of nine. Rookie third baseman cheap Kris Bryant jersey was pulled after four innings, and the team said he was dehydrated.
“How can I possibly be upset right now?” manager Joe Maddon said. “It’s impossible. We played well again today.”
Arrieta (4 4) also pitched seven innings, allowing five hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. He began the day with a 4 0 record and a 2.70 ERA in his career against Pittsburgh.
“It’s one of those games where you feel like you won,” he said, “because you played fairly well, you were just unable to scratch across a couple of runs or get the big hit in that certain situation.”
Chicago’s best scoring chance came in the fourth, when it loaded the bases with one out on two walks and cheap Starlin Castro jersey’s single. But cheap Jorge Soler jersey looked at a called third strike and cheap Chris Coghlan jersey flew out to the warning track in center field.
cheap Tony Watson jersey escaped a jam in the eighth when Castro lined to center with two on, and cheap Mark Melancon jersey finished the five hitter for his ninth save in 10 chances. cheap Addison Russell jersey bounced into a fielder’s choice with runners on the corners for the final out.
Bryant went 1 for 2 before he was replaced by Jonathan Herrera on a warm, muggy day at Wrigley Field. But Walker got Fowler back in the third, making a nice stop on sharp grounder to second before throwing to first for the out. The Cubs jerseys said he aggravated the inflammation on the right side of his rib cage and was traveling back to Chicago for evaluation. . LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (mild left groin strain) will come off the disabled list to start Wednesday at San Diego.
Pirates jerseys: Following an off day on Monday, LHP cheap Francisco Liriano jersey (1 3, 2.96 ERA) gets the ball for the opener of a two game set against Minnesota. RHP cheap Ricky Nolasco jersey (3 1, 6.38 ERA) goes for the visiting Twins jerseys.
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