Francisco Liriano and Pirates blank Cubs 2-0


Francisco Liriano tossed seven shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on Friday.

Liriano allowed just two hits while walking a season high five batters in the day contest at Wrigley. He also recorded eight strikeouts. On the year Liriano has a 1.47 ERA and 47 strikeouts though 36 innings of work.

Pirates closer Jason Grilli notched his 23rd save in the game after striking out three batters and allowing two hits in the ninth,

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