Pirates blank Cubs, stop 6-game winning streak

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A.J. Burnett threw seven scoreless innings as Pittsburgh blanked Chicago.

The Cubs came in having won six in a row but were stopped in their tracks by Burnett (3-1), who allowed three hits while striking out seven in his seven innings of work to earn his third consecutive victory.

Burnett worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth as he struck out Jorge Soler and escaped without damage when Starling Marte hauled in Chris Coghlan’s fly at the wall in left.