• Francisco Liriano struck out 9 in a 5-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. Liriano threw 6 shutout innings in an excellent start, allowing 3 hits and yielding just 2 walks. Liriano picked up his first win since July 29, but the Liriano from last year continues to look back going into the stretch run. The Pirates lefty has now allowed 2 earned runs or less in nine of 10 starts since the All-Star break.
9/6 vs CUBS: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 9 K, 2 BB, 98-55
2014 Stats:  4-10, 3.79 ERA