Pirates begin series in Chicago against Cubs

The Pirates open a 3 game series against the Cubs tonight in Chicago.

With a 3-1 win Sunday, Pittsburgh completed a rare 4 game series sweep in Milwaukee.

Currently sitting .5 games back in the National League Wild Card race.

With Major League Baseball’s best record, the Cubs hold a 14 game lead over the Cardinals and a 14.5 game lead over the Pirates in the National League Central.

Steven Brault will take the mound for the Pirates against Chicago’s ace Jake Arrieta.

Brault is looking for his first win. He is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA in his only 2 starts. In contrast to Brault, Arrieta, the 2015 NL Cy Young winner, owns a 16-5 record and a 2.62 ERA.

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