Francisco Liriano was at his wildest, but the left-hander battled through jams with strikeouts and flyouts to pitch the Pirates to a 2-0 win Friday afternoon in Chicago.

Francisco Liriano was strong again for his fourth victory. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The left-hander struck out eight hitters and allowed only two hits en route to the second seven-inning shutout of the Cubs in the last month. Despite giving up five walks and throwing a season-low 56% strikes, Liriano kept a zero on Wrigley Field's scoreboard and lowered his season ERA to 1.75.

Russell Martin drove in the game's first run in the 6th inning. After Jordy Mercer hit a double into left and moved to third base on a flyout, Martin stepped up with two outs and pounded a first-pitch slider into the left-field corner to ...

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