• Gerrit Cole allowed 5 hits and struck out 6, picking up his ninth win of the season in a Pirates 7-3 win over the Cubs. The right hander walked just one batter and has now won consecutive starts for the first time since early June. Cole allowed 3 runs, including two solo home runs in the win. A key situation in the game for Cole was getting out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth, getting Arismendy Alcantara to foul out to the catcher to end the inning. “He did a good job of the big pitch when he had to,” Hurdle said.
9/12 vs CUBS: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 6 K, 1 BB
2014 Stats: 9-5, 3.92 ERA, 111 SO, 1.29 WHIP