Wesneski has immaculate inning, pitches Cubs over Bucs 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Hayden Wesneski had an immaculate inning in his 2d main league begin to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday evening.

Wesneski (2-1) gave up two runs and 5 hits in 6 1/3 innings whilst hanging out six and strolling two in sending Pittsburgh to its 7th instantly loss. It used to be his fourth look within the majors.

Wesneski had an immaculate inning within the 5th when he struck out the facet on 9 pitches. He fanned the 3 hitters on the backside of the order: Jack Suwinski, Zack Collins and Jason Delay.

“It’s crazy,” Wesneski stated. “You start thinking about it about the seventh, eighth pitch, then on the ninth pitch you’ve got to let it rip and make it happen. I’ve been a part of one in college (at Sam Houston State) but this one is a lot different.”

It used to be the 111th immaculate inning in main league historical past and fourth in Cubs historical past. The remaining Cubs pitcher to perform the feat used to be LaTroy Hawkins in 2004.

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