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CHICAGO -- Only the complete game and shutout eluded Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A. Tyler Boyd Bengals Jersey .J. Burnett in a stadium where he loves to pitch. Burnett pitched into the ninth inning and Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin homered to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. "You program yourself," Burnett said after coming within two outs of his teams first complete game this season. "You want to finish what you started." Burnett (4-6) gave up four hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 8 1-3 innings to improve to 5-0 in his career at Wrigley Field. He had a shutout until Alfonso Sorianos two-run home run to left with one out in the ninth ended a string of 18 straight scoreless innings by Pirates pitchers. "It was the only ball that hung," Burnett said of the shot by Soriano. "He did with it what youre supposed to do with it. I go back a long way with Sori. ... Ive gotten him a few times, hes gotten me. "But you know, you can bury that pitch right there and Ive buried it." Burnett held the Cubs hitless until Nate Schierholtzs double down the line in right leading off the fifth. He threw 112 pitches and left after Sorianos home run. Burnett did not want to come out after allowing a single to Anthony Rizzo before Sorianos home run, and despite a mound conference, manager Clint Hurdle said he had no intention of removing his starter until 115 pitches or some runs scored. "Youve got to give men an opportunity to do certain things no matter where you are or who it is, and hes earned that opportunity," Hurdle said. "Theres been many games hes given us everything hes had." Burnett threw a one-hitter in his last start at Wrigley Field last July 31. He lost the no-hitter in the eighth inning with two outs in that outing. "Its a good place," Burnett said. "Its a good environment. A day game, too. "You come to Chicago and Wrigley Field, even as a Marlin I enjoyed coming here a long time ago. So its fun to get out and play against these guys on their field in their stadium." Sorianos homer was the 379th of his career, tying him with Orlando Cepeda and Tony Perez for 64th on the all-time list. But it was the Pirates doing almost all the hitting, as they gave Burnett some rare run support: They had scored three runs or less in six of his previous seven starts. "The last couple times we havent given him many runs," Alvarez said. "I dont care how good you are, its always nice to pitch with some runs behind you." The Pirates tagged Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (3-7) for eight hits, including Alvarezs two-run home run in the fourth, his team-high 13th of the year. The right-hander struck out seven and walked one in six innings. "The splitter was up all day today," Samardzija said. "(They) got a couple of hits off of it. Alvarezs home run was off of it. "They took advantage of (the splitter) up in the zone and they made me pay." Martins homer, a two-run shot in the eighth off reliever Hector Rondon, was the 100th of his career. The Pirates jumped on Samardzija for a run in the second on Garrett Jones double and Alvarezs one-out RBI single. Pittsburgh added a run in the third when Starling Marte ended a streak of 14 hitless at-bats with a single, stole second and came in on Travis Sniders single. Alvarez homered to right field after Martin led off with a walk in the fourth to increase the Pirates lead to 4-0. In the eighth, Martin sent a 3-2 pitch by Rondon into the seats in left for a two-out home run after Andrew McCutchen had drawn a walk. Pittsburgh beat Chicago for the fifth straight time and handed the Cubs their fifth loss in the last six games overall. "Its hard to see those guys play the way they play and we cannot play like that," Soriano said. "Especially, we got shut out yesterday. I dont want it to happen today again. At least he didnt throw a shutout." NOTES: Pittsburgh RHP Jeff Karstens, on the disabled list since March 26 with a shoulder inflammation, had surgery Friday on his right rotator cuff and labrum in Los Angeles. Hell be able to begin a rehab process in 10 to 12 weeks. ... The Pirates placed RHP Jared Hughes on the 15-day disabled list with a throwing shoulder inflammation and recalled OF Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis. Presley had been sent down Monday when Hughes was called up. Hughes has returned to Pittsburgh for more evaluation. ... Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fuikawa, who went on the 60-day DL May 27 with a muscular strain in his right forearm, is expected to have surgery Tuesday after an exam on Monday. ... Cubs SS Starlin Castro, dropped from second to seventh in the order on June 4, continued to struggle. He went 0 for 3 and is mired in a 3-for-34 slump. ... Sundays pitchers: Pittsburgh left-hander Jeff Locke (5-1, 2.45) vs. Chicago right-hander Edwin Jackson (1-8, 6.29). 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SEATTLE -- Wade LeBlanc, Seattles latest entry in its beleaguered rotation, may not be racking up the victories in rapid fashion but the Mariners appreciate anything he can provide.LeBlanc, acquired in a trade with Toronto on June 22, was critical in the Mariners 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night, earning his first victory since Sept. 23, 2014.Kyle Seager and Dae-Ho Lee hit two-run homers to power the second straight victory over the American League East-leading Orioles.LeBlanc (1-0) worked six innings, giving up three hits and two runs while walking one and striking out five. He went 646 days between victories.Anytime you get a win, its fun, the 31-year-old left-hander said, whether its five days or 563 days, or however long it is. I dont take anything for granted.His last win was with the Los Angeles Angels against Oakland at the end of his 2014 season. He then played for the Seibu Lions last season and signed a minor-league deal this year with the Blue Jays. He was in the minors when the Mariners acquired him.Thats not an easy lineup to navigate through with all the power they have, but he kind of took some sting out of their bats and kept them off balance, Mariners manager Scott Servais said.The Mariners have had injuries and inconsistencies in the rotation. Ace Felix Hernandez (strain calf) is on the disabled list, Wade Miley (shoulder) just returned from the DL, Taijuan Walker missed his previous start with a sore foot and Nathan Karns has been dispatched to the bullpen.In LeBlancs debut with the Mariners on June 24, he went six innings against St. Louis, allowing three hits without a run. He had a 23 2/3 innings scoreless streak -- dating to 2014 -- entering Fridays game.Hes been phenomenal in both his starts, Seager said. The tempo he throws at, the amount of strikes he throws, the way he goes right after people. He doesnt shy away. Thats a really good offense over there. Hes giving us a chance in these games.Another newcomer, hard-throwing Edwin Diaz, promoted from Double-A Jackson June 6, is also making an impact. In the eighth, he struck out Adam Jones, Manny Machado and Chris Davis. He has 26 strikeouts in first 13 relief appearances.Youve got to tip your hat to him (LeBlanc), and their relievers. I think thats five out of seven for Diaz, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. You know why they like him so much. Hes doing a great job for them. Hes got a great young arm.Steve Cishek worked the ninth for his 20th save in 24 opportunities.Kevin Gausman (1-6) took the loss. He went six innings and allowed three runs and eiight hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. William Jackson Bengals Jersey. .He just made a couple of mistakes, Showalter said. When were not scoring runs it gets magnified.The teams traded early home runs. Seattles Seth Smith hit one in the first inning -- his eighth -- and Baltimores Davis went deep in the second -- his 20th. It was Davis 181st as an Oriole, one behind Ken Singleton for eighth place on the clubs all-time list.The Orioles took a 2-1 lead in the third on Jonathan Schoops two-out single, scoring Joey Richard from second.Nelson Cruz started the sixth with a double off the wall in right-center field. He has played 50 games against his former team and has reached base safely in 47, including 45 with at least one hit.Seager, protecting an 0-2 count, caught a high 96-mph fastball from Gausman and ripped it 15 seats into the bleachers in right. It was his 16th.In the eighth, with Cruz on first, Lee hit his 11th home run, to left field off Chaz Roe.GOING DEEP RESEARCHIn one of the more quirky and esoteric baseball stats, deep research by the Elias Sports Bureau has shown that Baltimores Hyun-Soo Kims home run Thursday meant more than just the record 56, most in major league history for June. It was the 23rd straight year the Orioles have hit at least one home run on June 30. Thats the longest home run streak by any team on any date in history.TRAINERS ROOMOrioles: Showalter said RHP Darren ODay (right hamstring strain), who has been on the DL since June 3, felt pretty good today. Thats a good sign. Hes not going backwards, just not going forward.Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez (strained calf) threw a 23-pitch bullpen session three hours before Fridays game and was watched by more than a few club personnel. He appeared uninhibited. The plan is for him to throw a simulated game during the series in Houston followed by two rehab starts in the minors then will start after the All-Star break. Hes pretty important, Servais said. We need to get him going in the second half.UP NEXTOrioles: RHP Tyler Wilson (4-5, 4.50) has won his last two decisions, although in his previous start he allowed 10 hits and five runs in five innings of a 12-5 victory over Tampa Bay. In two career appearances against Seattle, Wilson is 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA.Mariners: LHP James Paxton (1-3, 4.15) is one of the pitchers Servais is counting on in the second half despite just one win this season. He has had one career start against Baltimore, a 4 1/3-inning no-decision. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '