Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew McCutchen continued his recent tear, going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs, 4-0, in the finale of a four-game series.
McCutchen, who had homered in three straight games, had two doubles to extend his hitting streak to eight games.
Jordy Mercer and Russell Martin each knocked in a run for the Pirates, who won three of the games in this set to finish a seven-game homestand with a 4-3 mark.
Pittsburgh starter Edinson Volquez (4-5) tossed seven scoreless innings, giving up seven hits while striking out five and walking two. He improved to 6-0 lifetime against the Cubs.
Jeff Samardzija (2-6) allowed four runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts over six-plus innings for Chicago, which has lost four of five.