* The Pirates beat the Phillies, 6-three, in Philadelphia on Thursday, their third consecutive win following 4 straight losses. The win was the Pirates’ fortyth of the season, the newest right into a season they’ve gotten their fortyth win since 2010, once they didn’t get there till August sixteen.
* The Cubs have been blown out by the Brewers, eleven-2, at Wrigley Subject on Thursday. It was the second time the Cubs have allowed at the least eleven runs this season; additionally they gave up eleven to the Yankees on Might 6. The Pirates have been certainly one of 5 groups to attain at the least eleven towards the Cubs final season.
* The Pirates are main the season collection, 5-four, regardless of being outscored forty nine-37. Pittsburgh’s 5 wins have been by a mixed 10 runs, whereas the Cubs’ 4 wins have been by a mixed 22 runs.
* Trevor Williams allowed two runs (each earned) in 6.zero innings, taking a no-determination. After registering a choice in every of his first three begins this yr, Williams has only one in his final eight begins, a win on June four towards the Mets.
* Eddie Butler allowed 4 runs (all earned) in three.2 innings at residence towards the Reds on Saturday. In two begins previous to that, he allowed only one run in a mixed 9.zero innings.
* Josh Harrison, the lone Pirates all-star, has 9 residence runs this season – greater than the eight he hit mixed in 2015 & 2016 mixed. One yr after having seven all-stars, the Cubs have only one – Wade Davis – who wasn’t a Cub final season.