Frazier Stays Hot, Leads Pirates By Listless Cubs 5-1Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle didn't need to check the analytics before writing down Adam Frazier's name in the leadoff spot before Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Bell Mashes 3 Home Runs, Pirates Thrash Cubs 18-5Josh Bell isn't worried about the Home Run Derby messing with the considerable mojo he's built during his breakout season. Quite the opposite. Bell is pumped for the chance to step into the batter's box and swing for the fences with everyone in baseball watching.
Quintana Strikes Out 11 In 7 Innings, Cubs Beat Pirates 2-0Jose Quintana struck out 11 in seven innings of four-hit ball and the Chicago Cubs blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Thursday night.
Lyles Sharp, Cervelli And Marte Homer, Pirates Beat Cubs 5-2Jordan Lyles struck out 10 in crisp six innings to tie a career high, Francisco Cervelli and Starling Marte homered off Yu Darvish, and the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Schwarber, Cubs Beat Pirates 10-0 In Wrigley OpenerChicago had an 8.37 bullpen ERA on its opening 2-7 trip, amplifying concerns about pitching depth with relievers Brandon Morrow, Xavier Cedeno and Tony Barnette sidelined by injuries. Manager Joe Maddon said he was confident the bullpen will settle eventually, and it delivered on a picturesque day at Wrigley Field.
Cubs Home Opener: Players Aim To Leave Losing Streak On The RoadThe Cubs are hoping for a fresh start this afternoon, as they welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates, hoping to get on a winning streak, after a seriously disappointing 2-7 road trip to start the season.
Cubs Clinch 4th Straight Playoff Spot, Top Pirates 7-6 In 10The Brewers, who also sealed a postseason berth, are a half-game behind Chicago — one of them will win the division, the other will play in the NL wild-card game next Tuesday.
Musgrove frustrates Cubs, Pirates win 3-1 to end skid at 5Joe Musgrove cruised through seven innings and the Pirates snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night.
Turn! Turn! Turn! Cubs Match Double-Play Record Vs Pirates In 1-0 VictoryCubs starter Cole Hamels didn't have his best stuff Friday night. Luckily, he had a few buddies on hand to help him out.
Pirates Pound The Cubs 7-1The Cubs trail the NL Central-leading Brewers by a half-game heading into a three-game series at Milwaukee starting on Monday.
Cubs Blank Pirates 2-0Justin Wilson and Steve Cishek each pitched a perfect inning.
Bryant Gets Three Hits In Leadoff Spot As Cubs Beat Pirates 3-1Mike Montgomery (2-1) went six innings, giving up one run and seven hits, in his third start with Yu Darvish on the disabled list because of right triceps tendinitis.
Montgomery Shines In Spot Start, Cubs Throttle Pirates 7-0Anthony Rizzo went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs, and the sleep-deprived Chicago Cubs beat the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0 on Monday.
Pirates Beat White Sox 3-2Chicago has lost eight of nine and 13 of 15. A major league-worst 10-29, the White Sox have matched their worst start since 1948.
Pirates, Williams Send White Sox To 12th Loss In 14 GamesChicago has lost eight of nine and 12 of 14, dropping to a major league-worst 10-28. The White Sox have matched the poorest 38-game start in team history.