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Kuhl goes 7 sharp innings, Pirates beat slumping Cubs 7-0

Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds hit home runs in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 7-0 victory.
Credit: AP
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders, from left, Jared Oliva, Bryan Reynolds and Gregory Polanco (25) celebrate the final out of a 7-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH — Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds hit home runs in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 7-0 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Thursday. 

Kuhl finished his comeback season on a strong note, allowing two hits, struck out five hits and three walks. 

He sat out last season while rehabbing after Tommy John surgery. 

The Cubs, who clinched a postseason berth Tuesday, are stumbling toward the playoffs with five losses in six games. 

They have scored two or fewer runs in each of the five defeats. 

The Pirates will begin their final series of the season tonight at Cleveland against the Indians.

First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.