(PITTSBURGH) — Welcome to the show, Gerrit Cole.
The former No. 1 pick took a shutout into the seventh inning in his MLB debut as the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the San Francisco Giants 8-2.
Cole added a two-run single for good measure and his first MLB start wound up being nothing but a success.
Really, I couldn’t have asked for anything better,” Cole said. “The guys played great defense and we scored a lot runs. I was able to take us pretty deep into the game and I even got lucky and got a hit. It’s tough to draw it up any better than this.”
The bats also came alive for the Pirates, as Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte hit home runs in the win. Andrew McCutchen and Russell Martin added two hits a piece.
Tim Lincecum (4-6) took the loss for the Giants.
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Jill Martin, CNN