Neil Walker, Gregory Polanco and Andrew McCutchen knocked in runs to support a dominant effort by Gerrit Cole as the Pirates took three of four from the Nationals with a 3-1 win Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.
Cole went 7.2 innings of one run ball, striking out eight en route to his MLB-leading 14th win of the season.
The Pirates offense again failed to produce, going went 0-7 with runners in scoring position, while starter Charlie Morton pitched six nearly flawless innings before allowing a three-run homer to Mike Moustakas in a 5-1 loss in Kansas City.
Manager Clint Hurdle opted to leave Morton, who has not pitched more than six innings since June 16, in to pitch the seventh inning.
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