Cole pitches 3-hitter, Pirates rout Mariners 10-1

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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PITTSBURGH (AP) Gerrit Cole pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and slumping Andrew McCutchen had a three-run home run among his three hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 10-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

Making the 88th start of his four-year career, Cole (6-6) struck six and walked one while winning for the first time since May 20. He had gone six starts without a victory while also spending nearly five weeks on the disabled list.

McCutchen and Jung Ho Kang each had four RBIs to help the Pirates win for the sixth time in nine games. Jordy Mercer also had three of the Pirates' 14 hits.

Kang also hit a sacrifice fly off James Paxton (3-5) in to finish a three-run third inning that broke a scoreless tie.

Paxton gave up three runs and six hits in five innings.