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Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB

PITTSBURGH (AP) Gift Ngoepe might not have had the weight of the world on his shoulders but he felt like a continent was counting on him.

Ngoepe, the first African to reach the major leagues, singled in his first plate appearance and Josh Harrison led off the bottom of the first with a home run Wednesday night to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Ngoepe was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and entered the game in fourth inning as part of a double switch and finished 1 for 2 with a walk. The 27-year-old South African, who signed with the Pirates in 2008 as an amateur free agent, led off the fourth with a hit off winless Cubs ace Jon Lester.

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Leaders
AVG: D. Freese.321
HR: J. Bell3
RBI: D. Freese10
SB: G. Polanco5
W: I. Nova2
ERA: I. Nova2.00
Saves: T. Watson7
K: G. Cole27
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 129.571-
Milwaukee 1211.5221
St. Louis 1011.4762
Cincinnati 1012.4552.5
Pittsburgh 912.4293
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .233 (24)
Runs: 71 (28)
Hits: 162 (23)
Home Runs: 17 (27)
Stolen Bases: 11 (12)
OBP: .310 (18)
SLG: .363 (26)
Total Bases: 252 (27)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.99 (13)
Runs Allowed: 98 (22)
Saves: 7 (7)
Strikeouts: 148 (28)
OpBA: .262 (28)
OBP: .330 (27)
SLG: .408 (18)
Run Support: 3.41 (28)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/26 D. Neverauskas Sent to Minors
4/26 G. Ngoepe Called Up from Minors
4/25 J. Barbato Called Up from Minors
4/25 A. Bastardo Placed on 10-Day DL (Strained left quad)
4/24 A. Frazier Placed on 10-Day DL (Strained left hamstring)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/25 A. Bastardo Strained left quad (on 10-day DL)
4/23 A. Frazier Strained left hamstring (on 10-day DL)
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