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Pirates take series from Cubs despite late drama

Looking to play spoiler again, the Pittsburgh Pirates rode some late heroics from Joshua Palacios and another stellar start from Johan Oviedo to down the Chicago Cubs, 8-6, and take the three-game series.

Miguel Andújar continued his offensive tear by giving the Pirates their first three runs with a double in the third that scored two, and a single in the fifth.

After Dansby Swanson singled home a run for Chicago in the seventh, Ji Hwan Bae got it back with a triple down the right field line. Connor Joe followed with a single to left that scored a run, but was thrown out attempting to take second on the hit.