PITTSBURGH -- Andrew McCutchen made a "minor" adjustment in the batters box a couple weeks ago hoping to give him a fraction of a second longer to see whats coming. Adidas Boty Pánské Nmd . Consider the experiment a success. McCutchen hit his eighth homer and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. "When I get the barrel to it, good things happen," McCutchen said. "Thats basically what Im doing." McCutchen drove a two-run shot to right field in the third inning then added an RBI-double in the fifth off Edwin Jackson (4-6) as the Pirates bounced back from two tough losses to Milwaukee over the weekend in which they left a combined 18 runners on base. There were no such problems while sending Jackson to his fourth loss in his last five decisions. "I got to do a better job of mixing up instead of getting beat with same pitch twice," Jackson said. "I let the guy whos the threat on the team beat me twice and you cant do that." Charlie Morton (3-7) allowed one run over seven innings to win for the third time in his last four starts after beginning the season 0-6. Ike Davis hit his fifth homer of the season while Starling Marte broke out of a lengthy slump with three hits. Starlin Castro went 3 for 4 with his eighth home run and two RBIs for the Cubs, who fell to 10-22 on the road, the worst mark in all of baseball. "We try to figure out what it is but we havent figured it out yet," Castro said. "You go back and see those games we play good at home and we should be playing that way on the road but were not." It wasnt exactly the best way to start a 10-game road swing for Chicago, which was coming off a successful 5-1 homestand that included the teams longest winning streak in more than a year. Any momentum generated at Wrigley Field vanished on a night Morton avoided the control problems that have plagued him much of the season. The right-hander came in with a major-league high 13 hit batters while averaging nearly 2.5 walks per start. Maybe it was the extra day of rest he asked for after feeling tired following a win over San Diego last week, but Mortons wildness vanished for seven innings at least. He didnt walk a batter, struck out a season-high seven and needed just 82 pitches to get 21 outs. "I dont think it was great control but I got some quick outs, that helps," Morton said. "Not so many deep counts. Not as erratic, my misses were more in the zone and I got away with them." The Cubs needed a grounder deflecting off the glove of shortstop Jordy Mercer to extend the sixth inning before finally scoring on Castros long double to right. All the run did was draw Chicago within 4-1, with most of the damage done by the reigning NL MVP. Marte, who began the night 0 for his last 23, doubled home Pedro Alvarez to give the Pirates the lead in the first. McCutchen pushed it to 3-0 in the third when he patiently waited as Jackson worked him away before reaching out and sending a pitch into the first row of seats in right for his fourth homer this month. McCutchen nearly did it again two innings later, lacing a double off the wall in right to score Travis Snider and give Morton all the cushion he would need. Bothered by some bad luck early in the season, Morton lowered his ERA to 3.14. NOTES: Pittsburgh 2B Neil Walker was scratched about an hour before the first pitch with abdominal pain and underwent an emergency appendectomy. The team placed Walker on the DL after the game and called up highly touted prospect OF Gregory Polanco from Triple-A Indianapolis. Polanco hit .347 with seven home runs in the minors this spring. ... Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole threw 25 soft-toss pitches on flat ground before the game. Cole, who leads the Pirates with six victories, was placed on the DL on Sunday with what the team is calling right shoulder fatigue. ... Chicago RF Ryan Sweeney made a rehab start for Class A Kane County on Monday night. Sweeney went on the DL May 3 with a right hamstring strain. ... The series continues Tuesday. Travis Wood (5-5, 5.04 ERA) starts for the Cubs against Francisco Liriano (1-6, 4.54). Wood is 2-4 with an 8.04 ERA on the road this season. Boty Adidas Nmd Levně . Particularly when speaking in the stadium of Tuesdays opponent: Manchester City. "Maybe they dont fear us as before," Pique said on Monday, "because in the last two years we didnt win the Champions League. Adidas Nmd Pánská . The 7-foot-1 Hawes, who is in the final year of his contract, is averaging 13 points and 8.5 rebounds, both career highs, and shoots 40 per cent from 3-point range. The 25-year-old Hawes is in his seventh NBA season. http://www.botynmdlevne.com/adidas-nmd-damske-levne.html . The injury could land Machado on the 15-day disabled list, but its not as serious as it looked on Monday night, when the third baseman crumpled in a heap at the plate after taking an awkward swing in a game against the New York Yankees.DENVER - The Denver Nuggets needed a lift before embarking on a tough stretch of games. The road-weary Miami Heat gave them the break they needed.Wilson Chandler scored 17 points, Arron Afflalo had 16 and the Nuggets beat the Heat 102-82 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.Chris Bosh had 14 points to lead Miami, which has dropped four of its last five on the road after starting the season 5-2 away from home. The Heat are in the middle of a stretch of eight of 10 games on the road.Wednesday posed a difficult challenge for the four-time Eastern Conference champions. The Heat won in Phoenix on Tuesday but faced the daunting task of playing the Nuggets at the high altitude.This is the worst back-to-back in the league, guard Dwyane Wade said. You come in to see what you can do. You try to come out and compete. We did that for a half and then it got away from us in the third quarter. It was one of those games.Denver has been streaky in the first quarter of the season. The Nuggets lost six straight, won five in a row to go above .500, but followed that with the four-game slide.It wont be easy to keep winning. In a span of seven days the Nuggets play Houston twice, defending champion San Antonio and the streaking Los Angeles Clippers.It felt good to finally get this win, get the monkey off our back and head into these next games, guard Ty Lawson said.The Nuggets led by 12 early but the Heat rallied to tie it at 48 at halftime. Shawne Williams hit three 3-pointers in the second quarter and Luol Deng nailed a short jumper at the halftime buzzer to tie the score.Denver started pulling away in the third. Chandler and Afflalo scored four quick points apiece to start the second half. A steal by Lawson and dunk by J.J. Hickson gave the Nuggets a 59-50 lead.Last nights game finally caught up with them as we picked up the pressure, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. Theyre an older team and its harder to bounce back on the second night of a back-to-back. I thought we took advantage of that.Timofey Mozgov, who had nine points and 10 rebounds, had a three-point play and rookie Erick Green hit a jumper to give Denver a 766-60 lead late in the third. Adidas Nmd Levne Cz. After two free throws by Mario Chalmers with 4.4 seconds remaining in the third, Green nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to make it 79-62 heading into the fourth.By the end of the third quarter it just started to get too far into the double digits, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. We just didnt have enough juice. Whether its because of (Tuesday) night or the competition or whatever, we didnt have enough.The Nuggets opened the final period on a 14-4 run to put it away.EASY NIGHTLawson played just under 43 minutes the previous four games but logged just 30 in the win over Miami. He sat the entire fourth quarter while the Nuggets built a 27-point lead.Its like a day off, Lawson said. Ive been playing 48 minutes, something like that, so it feels good to get my legs back and have a chance to rest.LOW POINTSWade has been consistently scoring in double digits but nearly had that streak snapped at 12 Wednesday. Wade was held to eight points until late in the fourth quarter. His running bank shot midway through the final period gave him 10 points and he left the game seconds later.They switched a lot of stuff, Wade said. There was no space on the floor. We just really didnt get any good looks.TIP-INSHeat: The Heat played without F Josh McRoberts. He suffered a bruise on his right knee late in Miamis win in Phoenix on Tuesday night. ... Miami is 9-0 when leading after three quarters and 6-2 when scoring 100 or more points. ... The Heat have hit at least one 3-pointer in 213 straight games.Nuggets: F Kenneth Faried returned to the lineup after missing two games with a back injury. ... F Danilo Gallinari missed the game with a couple of bone bruises to his right knee. Denver coach Brian Shaw played Gallinari just 5:36 in Mondays overtime loss in Toronto but said the lack of playing time was due to how well Wilson Chandler was playing. ... The Nuggets were also without G Nate Robinson (back) and C JaVale McGee (left tibia soreness). Robinson has now missed three straight games and McGee eight of the last nine.UP NEXT:Heat: At Utah on Friday.Nuggets: At Houston on Saturday. ' ' '