Cubs vs. Pirates: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

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On Sunday at 2:20 PM ET, Christopher Morel and the Chicago Cubs (26-21) play Connor Joe and the Pittsburgh Pirates (21-26) at Wrigley Field.

If you’re intending to watch this game, keep reading for streaming and TV options for the Chicago-Pittsburgh matchup.

When is Cubs vs. Pirates and when does it start?

This contest between the Cubs and Pirates will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2024. You should expect the opening pitch at 2:20 PM ET.

Where to watch Cubs vs. Pirates

The Cubs and Pirates will hit the diamond at Wrigley Field for this matchup on May 19, and if you want to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on MARQ.

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Cubs vs. Pirates Game Preview

Yesterday, the Cubs picked up a 1-0 win over the Pirates, with Hector Neris (1.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K) registering the win for the Cubs. Morel went 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead the offensive showing. David Bednar (0.1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 K) picked up the loss for the Pirates.

Cubs Stats, Odds & Insights

The Cubs have won 12 of the 19 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (63.2%).

Chicago averages one home run per game to rank 12th in MLB action with 48 total home runs .

The Cubs’ .382 slugging percentage ranks 16th in MLB.

Chicago has a 3.71 team ERA that ranks 11th across all MLB pitching staffs.

The Cubs have the 17th-ranked WHIP in MLB (1.280).

Pirates Stats, Odds & Insights

The Pirates have been underdogs in 28 games this season and won 14 (50%) of those contests.

Pittsburgh ranks 16th in Major League Baseball with 44 home runs.

The Pirates rank 27th in MLB with a team slugging percentage of just .352 this season.

Pittsburgh pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.95 ERA this year, which ranks 13th in MLB.

The Pirates rank 14th in MLB with a combined 1.261 WHIP this season.

Cubs Starter Recent Performance: Jameson Taillon

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
at Braves May 14 4.0 7 7 2 2 3
vs. Brewers May 4 6.0 2 0 0 7 2
at Mets April 29 7.1 4 1 1 1 1
vs. Astros April 24 5.2 7 2 1 4 2
vs. Marlins April 19 5.0 3 1 1 4 0

Pirates Starter Recent Performance: Mitch Keller

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
at Brewers May 13 6.0 8 0 0 7 0
vs. Angels May 6 9.0 5 1 1 5 1
at Athletics April 30 5.0 5 3 3 7 2
vs. Brewers April 25 5.0 6 4 4 7 2
vs. Red Sox April 20 6.0 5 4 4 4 4

Cubs Key Players to Watch

Jameson Taillon (3-1) takes the mound for the Cubs in his sixth start of the season. He’s put together a 1.61 ERA in 28 2/3 innings pitched, with 18 strikeouts.

In his last appearance on Tuesday, the right-hander went four innings against the Atlanta Braves, giving up two earned runs while surrendering seven hits.

In five games this season, the 32-year-old has an ERA of 1.61, with 5.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .215 against him.

Morel leads Chicago in home runs with nine and runs batted in with 32.

Nico Hoerner is batting .269 to lead Chicago this season.

Cody Bellinger is slashing .264/.342/.488 this season for the Cubs.

Pirates Key Players to Watch

Mitch Keller (4-3) will take to the mound for the Pirates and make his 10th start of the season.

The right-hander last pitched on Monday, when he allowed eight hits in six scoreless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The 28-year-old has pitched in nine games this season with an ERA of 3.93, a 3.19 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.327.

Joe paces the Pirates with 22 runs batted in while racking up a team-best batting average of .288.

Bryan Reynolds has 12 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 24 walks while batting .254.

Oneil Cruz has hit a team-high seven home runs.

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