Cole, McCutchen lead Pirates past Cubs, 8-1

Gerrit Cole allowed three hits over six innings, Andrew McCutchen had a two-run triple and the Pittsburgh Pirates posted an 8-1 victory Wednesday night, salvaging the finale of the three-game series and snapping the Chicago Cubs' four-game winning streak.

McCutchen, who went 2 for 5, recorded the 1,00th hit of his career with an eighth-inning single.

Starling Marte and Jung Ho Kang had two RBIs each for the Pirates, with Jordy Mercer driving in a run.

Cole (4-0) allowed an unearned run in six innings, striking out eight and lowering his ERA to 1.76. The right-hander is 6-0 in six career starts against the Cubs.

Miguel Montero went 3 for 4 and drove in Chicago's lone run.

Chicago's Kyle Hendricks (0-1) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings.

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