The Pittsburgh Pirates have won the first two games of the series against Toronto and now the Blue Jays are under pressure to respond today at PNC Park.
- Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs
- MLB – Regular season
- Date – 23/6/2022
- Starting time – 6:35 PM ET
- Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Pirates Stats & Form
The Pittsburgh Pirates are third in the NL Central with a 28-40 record.
They have won 3 of the last five games and won the opening two games of the series against the Cubs before losing last night.
The Pirates are 28th in the league scoring 3.71 runs per game and 25th allowing 5.16 runs per game.
Bryan Reynolds has eight doubles, three triples and 11 home runs for the Pirates. Jack Suwinski is 7-for-29 with a double, three home runs and three RBI over the last 10 games.
The Pirates have won 5 of the last 6 fourth games of a series and have lost 7 of the last 9 games as home underdog.
Pittsburgh Pirates News
Zach Thompson, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Dillon Peters, Tucupita Marcano, Canaan Smith-Njigb, Duane Underwood Jr., Josh VanMeter, Ben Gamel, Kevin Newman, Roberto Perez, Jake Marisnick, Greg Allen, Blake Cederlind and Nick Mears will not play for the Pirates today.
Chicago Cubs Stats & Form
The Chicago Cubs are fourth in the NL Central with a 26-43 record.
They have lost 3 of the last 5 games and are coming off a 14-5 win over the Pirates last night.
The Cubs are 21th in the league scoring 4.27 runs per game and are ranked 27th allowing 5.41 runs per game.
Ian Happ has 15 doubles, two triples and eight home runs for the Cubs. Willson Contreras is 11-for-40 with three doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.
The Cubs have lost 7 of the last 10 games as favorites and 20 of the last 26 games against teams with a losing record.
Chicago Cubs News
Frank Schwindel, Nick Madrigal, Wade Miley, Marcus Stroman, David Bote, Manuel Rodriguez, Drew Smyly, Seiya Suzuki, Ethan Roberts, Michael Hermosillo, Adbert Alzolay, Codi Heuer and Brad Wieck will not play for the Cubs today.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Head-to-Head Stats
The Pittsburgh Pirates have won 6 of the last 10 games against the Chicago Cubs.
Six of the last ten games between these two rivals have ended under 8.5 runs.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds
The Chicago Cubs are favourites to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates with the odds at -120 for their win while the odds for the Pirates are at 120.
The total runs margin is set at 8.5 with both ways at -110.
The Chicago Cubs put a pounding on the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on Wednesday winning the game 14-5. This offensive explosion was unexpected because of how bad the Cubs had been at the plate the previous three games where they only scored 2 runs.
Chicago now has a win in this series after being outscored 19-2 by the Pirates in the first two games. They will go for the series split in the finale on Thursday but the Pirates will not allow that to happen. They will start Jose Quintana tonight who is 1-4 for the season with a 3.66 ERA and will have a chance to improve his record against a team who has lost 13 of the last 16 games. The Cubs will start Justin Steele tonight who is 2-5 for the season with a 4.27 ERA.