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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was succinct with his diagnosis after getting swept by the Chicago Cubs.

"We became out executed for three days in a row, Difficulty said.

Ben Zobrist hit a three run homer, Anthony Rizzo also connected and Jon Lester discovered of a pair of jams to lead the NL Central leading Cubs over the second place Pirates 6 2 Wednesday for a three game sweep.

Featuring a seventh win in eight games, Chicago lowered to a major league best 20 6. The Cubs have won seven straight road games and ended their first sweep in Pittsburgh since Sept. 7 9, 2012. They lead the department by six games.

"We had our chances but we didn’t cash in on on them, Devils second baseman Josh Harrison said. "It’s dissatisfactory to get swept but we’re good about getting past things. We arrived in, Took a shower and now we’re moving forward,

Zobrist’s third inning homer put Chicago ahead after center fielder Andrew McCutchen dropped Rizzo’s two out liner for an oversight.

Lester (3 1) Existing eight hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings, Struck out five and followed two. The left hander has acceptable one run or none in five of six starts this season.

Pittsburgh loaded the bases in the fourth and put runners on third and fourth in the fifth both times with no outs. The Pirates have lost four straight on a six game winning streak.

"It says a lot about pitch execution because Johnny got in some jams and surely could pitch out of it, Which was great to see, Cubs catcher mark Ross said. "He’s done that a couple of times here lately,

Rizzo doubled and scored on Javier Baez’s fifth inning double and hit his ninth home run of the growing season in the seventh off Ryan Vogelsong. He three hits, Scored three times and finished the series with five doubles and our homes run.

Baez also had three of the Cubs’ 12 hits and drove in the game’s final run using the RBI forceout in the ninth. Addison Russell added two hits and Kris Bryant made longer his hitting streak to 10 games.

Pinch hitter Matt Joyce had a two run homer in the seventh going up regarding Adam Warren. Three of his four home runs attended as a pinch hitter.

Juan Nicasio (3 3) Had won his first three home will begin after being signed as a free agent, Able four runs one earned eight hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings.

"The masai have a good hitting team and when I got to two strikes and threw my breaking ball they wouldn’t swing at it, Nicasio documented. "Sometimes there’ no requirement a good day,

Pittsburgh got two arrives each from McCutchen, Chris are friends. Freese and Harrison.

Devils: C Elias Diaz went through surgery Tuesday to debride his right elbow, And the rookie is anticipated to be out until mid July. He made his major league debut last September with two pinch hitting hearings.

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Puppies: Chicago opens a four game series Thursday night against wa with RHP Kyle Hendricks(1 2, 3.52 age) Harrassing on eight days’ rest against RHP Joe Ross(3 0, 0.79).

Cutthroat buccaneers: Pittsburgh goes a three game series Friday night at St. Louis offering LHP Francisco Liriano(2 1, 3.86) Bracing for RHP Carlos Martinez(4 1, 2.60). Liriano is 6 2 the actual Cardinals in 13 starts.