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.