pnc parkAll right. Reset. Or close strong. Or something.

The Cubs will go tonight in Pittsburgh, and this weekend, sans Jorge Soler (congrats!), so the offense could struggle further.

Tsuyoshi Wada starts for the Cubs, facing the Pirates for the second time in two starts. That’s not easy to do.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (64-82) at Pittsburgh Pirates (77-69), 6:05 CT on CSN

Game Thread and Series Preview

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Starting Pitchers

Tsuyoshi Wada (2.95 ERA, 3.85 FIP, 3.93 xFIP; 3.07 K/BB)

versus

Gerrit Cole (3.89 ERA, 3.50 FIP, 3.51 xFIP; 2.84 K/BB)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Josh Harrison, 3B

2. Jordy Mercer, SS

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Neil Walker, 2B

5. Jose Tabata, RF

6. Gaby Sanchez, 1B

7. Travis Snider, LF

8. Chris Stewart, C

9. Gerrit Cole, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Chris Coghlan, LF

2. Javier Baez, SS

3. Luis Valbuena, 3B

4. Welington Castillo, C

5. Ryan Kalish, RF

6. Mike Olt, 1B

7. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

8. Chris Valaika, 2B

9. Tsuyoshi Wada, P




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