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MLB: Seiya Suzuki drives in 2 as Cubs pound Pirates

Chicago Cubs' Seiya Suzuki watches his 2-RBI double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, on May 17, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani connects for a single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers, on May 17, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (Kyodo) -- First-year Chicago Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki recorded his first RBI in five games in a 7-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night, the Cubs' fourth straight win and second straight by shutout.

    Suzuki, who has been slumping in recent weeks, went 1-for-4 in the cleanup spot with three strikeouts.

    With Chicago leading 1-0 in the fourth inning, his no-out, two-run double off Pittsburgh starter JT Brubaker (0-4) at Chicago's Wrigley Field opened the floodgates in a five-run rally.

    Keegan Thompson (3-0) combined with three Cubs relievers on a five-hitter.

    Japanese compatriot Yoshitomo Tsutsugo went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts for the Pirates.

    At Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts in a 10-5 loss to the Texas Rangers.

    After singling in the top of the ninth inning, Ohtani was replaced by a pinch runner. He is scheduled to pitch on Wednesday in the finale of a three-game series, which the Rangers lead 2-0.

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