PITTSBURGH (AP) – Joc Pederson hit two home runs, Jake Arrieta beat Pittsburgh for the third time this season and the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pirates 4-3.
Pederson hit a solo shot in the third inning, and his two-run blast in the fifth tied it at 3.
It was the 16th multihomer game of Pederson’s career, and he doubled his season homer total to four.
Arrieta put the Cubs in a 3-0 hole after two innings but settled down to raise his record to 3-0 against Pittsburgh in 2021. He has a 15-6 lifetime record versus the Pirates.