Keller shines, Pirates end 6-game skid, tag Davies, Cubs 8-2


Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller delivers during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitch Keller pitched five efficient innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates used an early burst to chase Zach Davies in an 8-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Keller bounced back from a rough 2021 debut by allowing one run. The 25-year-old struck out seven and walked just one as the Pirates ended a six-game losing streak.

Colin Moran, Bryan Reynolds and Jacob Stallings all drove in two runs during Pittsburgh’s seven-run outburst in the second against Davies.

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