Rookies Madris, Contreras lead Pirates to 7-1 win over Cubs

PITTSBURGH — Bligh Madris hit his first major league home run and fellow rookie Roansy Contreras pitched five solid innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Madris connected in the sixth inning for a solo shot to right-center field off Mark Leiter Jr. to close the scoring.

That came a day after Madris had three hits in his big league debut. Contreras allowed one run and four hits while striking out three and walking two.

The Pirates won their third straight game and the Cubs lost for the 13th time in 15 games.

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