Jun 30, 2010, 5:50 PM EDT
Pirates’ rookie Brad Lincoln threw seven shutout innings against the Cubs today, striking out six and allowing only four hits as Pittsburgh beat Chicago 2-0.
It looked like it would be a no-decision for Lincoln for a while, however, as Tom Gorzelanny and Brian Schlitter matched the zeros. But then some bad defense struck for Chicago, with Aramis Ramirez booting one with one out, allowing Andy LaRoche to reach. Andrew McCutchen followed with a single, Garrett Jones doubled and, after Pedro Alvarez struck out with the bases loaded, Lastings Milledge drew an RBI walk.
Obviously the high point in Lincoln’s young career, with his curveball working and the sun shining down on Wrigley Field. Not a bad setting in which to pick up your first W.
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