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Chi. Cubs 7, Pittsburgh 1
When: 7:10 PM ET, Sunday, August 18, 2019
Where: BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Temperature: 71°
Umpires: Home - Stu Scheurwater, 1B - Alan Porter, 2B - Mark Wegner, 3B - Sean Barber
Attendance: 2503

Nicholas Castellanos, Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo homered Sunday to help the Chicago Cubs drub the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 in the MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pa.

Kyle Schwarber added a two-run single, and Kris Bryant an RBI double for the Cubs, who won their second in a row following a four-game losing streak.

Chicago won its first road series since taking two of three against Washington from May 17-19. The first two games of the series were played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

Starling Marte hit a solo homer for the Pirates.

Chicago starter Jose Quintana (11-7) was strong, pitching seven scoreless, five-hit innings, with seven strikeouts and no walks. He won for the third time in his past four starts and seventh time in his last nine. He hasn't lost a start since June 22.

Pittsburgh rookie Mitch Keller (1-2), making his fifth major league start, gave up six runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings, with five strikeouts and two walks.

The teams spent the day in Williamsport, and several players interacted with the Little League World Series participants.

At Bowman Field a few miles from the site of the youth tournament, the Cubs got going in the first. Castellanos hit his 17th homer, a solo shot to left, with one out.

With two outs in the third, Heyward's 18th homer, to left, made it 2-0.

Rizzo drew a walk to lead off the fourth, and Javier Baez doubled him to third. Schwarber drove them both home with a single to left for a 4-0 Chicago lead.

In the fifth, Heyward opened with a double to right-center. After Castellanos struck out, Bryant doubled to left to drive in Heyward to make it 5-0.

That chased Keller for reliever Chris Stratton. The first batter he faced, Rizzo, smashed his 23rd homer off the scoreboard in center to boost the lead to 7-0.

Against Craig Kimbrel, who was activated from the injured list earlier in the day, Marte led off the ninth with his 21st homer, a first-pitch shot to left, to spoil the shutout.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Pittsburgh
Jose Quintana Player Mitch Keller
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 4.1
7 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 12.46
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Pittsburgh
Nicholas Castellanos Player Starling Marte
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
5 TB 7
.500 Avg .750
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 9 3 21 .257 11 14 7 7 0 1
Pittsburgh 7 1 12 .206 17 11 1 1 1 1