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Edwin Jackson loses to Pirates in his Cubs debut

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Wandy Rodriguez allowed just two hits over 6 2-3 innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Wednesday night for their first win of the year.

Andrew McCutchen smacked an RBI double for the Pirates. Starling Marte and Gaby Sanchez also drove in a run, more than enough for Rodriguez on a frigid night.

Jason Grilli, promoted to the closer's role in the offseason, worked the ninth for his first save.

Rodriguez, acquired in a trade deadline deal with Houston last July, struck out six and walked one in a continuation of his strong spring.

Columbus native Edwin Jackson made his debut for the Cubs. The former Shaw Raider gave up two runs in five innings but lost to the Pirates for the first time in seven career starts. The Cubs produced just two singles and only put a runner on third once.

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