Baseball: Cubs' Suzuki stays red hot, keeps hit streak going

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Chicago Cubs rookie Seiya Suzuki extended his hit streak to five games to begin the season, but the visitors were beaten by the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Wednesday for a two-game series split. Suzuki, who has nine RBIs already, hit an RBI single to center in the fourth inning to help the Cubs close their deficit to 5-2 at PNC Park. But the Pirates were able to hold on to their early lead earned from a first-inning, three-run homer by Ben Gamel. "We were behind (in the fourth) and I wanted to close the gap one run at a time, so it was good that I was able to score a runner," Suzuki said. "I'm n...

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