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Chris Rusin Tagged With Loss in Cubs-Pirates Match

Chicago dropped an 8-2 decision at Wrigley Field on Tuesday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher Gerrit Cole.

The Pirates were a -166 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Gerrit Cole earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 7 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Pedro Alvarez in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Chris Rusin worked 2 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Ryan Sweeney in a losing cause.

Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 12-10 in the game.