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It’s early April so it’s hard to classify a series win as big, but that’s exactly what happened Thursday afternoon as the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1, taking the three-game series.
It was a big early season test for the Pirates and they passed in a big way to improve to 9-3 on the young season.
Trevor Williams started and was very good once again.
Williams outpitched Chicago’s Kyle Hendricks to improve to 3-0 on the season, becoming the first National League pitcher to three wins.
He went six innings allowing just four hits, striking out five while walking only one. The only damage to Williams was a solo homer off the bat of Kyle Schwarber.
The Pirates will look to remain hot tonight when they travel to Miami for a three-game set against the Marlins.
Reynolds to have surgery
Pirates outfield prospect Bryan Reynolds will have surgery on Friday to remove the fractured hook of the hamate bone in his left hand.
It’s a common injury and similar to the one Cervelli suffered from most recently in 2016.
The timetable for recovery is usually 6-8 weeks.
After each Pittsburgh Pirates game, we take to our twitter to recap the game in 280 characters. Think of it as a snapshot need-to-know from the game. Here now is the #Bucsin280 from last night. Follow us on Twitter to see these in real time!
#RAISEIT as the #Pirates take two of three in Chicago with today’s 6-1 win. Four home runs for the Pirates, including two from Polanco. Frazier and Cervelli as well. Williams with six solid innings giving up one. No bullpen implosion today. Miami next on the schedule. #BUCSin280
— Pirates Breakdown (@piratebreakdown) April 12, 2018