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Cole gets HR help, pitches Pirates past Cubs 2-1

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and got home run help from Marlon Byrd and Jose Tabata, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Saturday night.

The Pirates have won 5 of 6. They began the day one game behind St. Louis for the NL Central lead.

Cole (8-7) gave up one run and five hits. The rookie struck out seven and walked three.

Byrd hit a solo home run off James Russell (1-6) in the seventh to put Pittsburgh ahead 2-1.

It was Byrd's 23rd home run of the season and second in 17 games since being acquired Aug. 27 from the New York Mets in a trade. He is hitting .323 for the Pirates.

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