Chicago Cubs get an efficient start from Zach Davies and timely hitting for a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates

Right-hander Zach Davies was rolling in his Chicago Cubs debut, tossing up zeroes and being economical with his pitches. Davies threw 5⅔ scoreless innings before the Pittsburgh Pirates finally got to him. However, the Cubs offense built an early three-run lead and the bullpen held on for a 4-3 win Sunday at Wrigley Field. The Pirates’ greatest threat came in the eighth against left-hander Rex Brothers. Colin Moran’s one-out double put runners on second and third, and the next batter, Phillip Evans, made it a one-run game on a sharply hit grounder to right. Five pitches later, Brothers escaped …

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