The Pirates entered the ninth against Kyle Ryan
trailing 2-1. Bryan Reynolds got a one-out infield single.
Brandon Kintzler (2-2) replaced Ryan and got Starling Marte to
Josh Bell was intentionally walked and left for pinch-runner
Erik Gonzalez. Kintzler walked Colin Moran to load the bases,
then walked pinch-hitter Cole Tucker to bring in the tying run.
Newman worked his way to a 3-2 count before sending the ball up
the middle for the winning hit.
Moran had an RBI single for Pittsburgh, which has won three of
its past four games.
Tony Kemp hit a two-run triple for the Cubs, who have lost four
Pittsburgh starter Joe Musgrove tied a career high with nine
strikeouts, walked none and pitched seven shutout innings before
he was charged with two runs in the eighth.
Keone Kela (2-0) pitched a scoreless ninth.
Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks gave up one run and three hits in
seven innings, with one strikeout and one walk.
In the fourth, Marte singled to left with one out and stole
second. After Bell flied out, Moran's base hit to right brought
home Marte for a 1-0 Pirates lead.
The Cubs' Kris Bryant hit a two-out single in the fourth to
become the first baserunner against Musgrove, but he was
Javier Baez led off the fifth with a double down the line in
right. Musgrove then set down the next three batters, including
two strikeouts. Baez returned after missing Thursday's game
because of illness.
In the eighth, Jonathan Lucroy hit a one-out bloop single to
center and went to third on pinch-hitter Ian Happ's base hit to
right. That chased Musgrove, who left with a loud ovation and 97
pitches on his scorecard.
Vazquez, the Pirates' closer, relieved and immediately gave up
Kemp's triple to the wall in center, bringing home Lucroy and
Happ for a 2-1 Chicago lead.
--Field Level Media
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