It took a couple days and 11 innings, but the Cubs’ winning streak is now over. The Pirates beat the Cubs after an impressively long scoreless performance by the bullpen. Wesley Wright couldn’t keep it up, however.
Before the game was suspended yesterday, Tsuyoshi Wada managed just a short outing thanks to calf cramps in the oppressive conditions, which is what led to the herculean effort by the bullpen. Good thing rosters have expanded.