Anderson solid, Pirates hold on, end Cubs’ 5-game win string

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Tyler Anderson pitched eight solid innings

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Tyler Anderson (31) delivers against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 9, 2021, in Chicago.

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Tyler Anderson (31) delivers against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 9, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched eight solid innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates held off the Cubs in ninth 6-5, ending Chicago’s five-game winning streak.

Wilmer Difo had three hits and drove in three runs as the Pirates won for just the third time in their last 20 games at Wrigley Field.

Held to two runs and four hits by Anderson, the Cubs made it close in the ninth.

Chicago scored three times before pinch-hitter Javier Báez grounded out with a runner on second to end it.

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