Cubs 7 – Pirates 2
Win: Jason Hammel (4-0)
Loss: Gerrit Cole (2-3)
Gerrit Cole allowed 6 hits and 6 runs in 4 2/3 innings pitched as the Pirates (15-11) had a dud performance Monday night in a 7-2 loss to the MLB-best Cubs (18-6).
Andrew McCutchen homered in the 1st inning with a solo shot as the Pirates jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Hammel. The Cubs would go on to score 6 unanswered runs over the next 4 innings to sink the Pirates and Cole.
Cole over his last two starts has allowed 14 hits, 10 runs and walked 6 batters.
He is 2-3 with a 4.28 ERA on the season with a K/BB ratio of 25/10.