* The Pirates took all three video games at Wrigley Subject earlier this season, sweeping a 3-or-extra recreation collection towards Cubs in Chicago for the fourth time since 1990 (1990, 2000, 2014 and 2017). Final season, the Cubs went 6-three in Pittsburgh, buying their greatest street document towards the Pirates in a single season since 2009 once they went 5-1.
* The Cubs have gone four-2 since being swept by the Pirates, together with taking two of three in Cincinnati. Chicago is averaging 5.89 runs on the street this season, third most in MLB.
* In three profession begins towards Pittsburgh, Brett Anderson is 1-1 with a three.seventy seven ERA. He confronted them twice in 2014, permitting only one earned run in thirteen.1 innings, however final season allowed 5 earned in only one inning of labor as a member of the Dodgers.
* The Pirates gained their rubber recreation yesterday towards the Yankees, 2-1. Pittsburgh is averaging three.forty four runs per recreation, second fewest within the Nationwide League this yr (Padres, three.15).
* Andrew McCutchen is considered one of 10 gamers since 1913 to have a .300 or higher profession batting common towards the Cubs whereas additionally recording 20+ house runs and 20+ stolen bases. Ryan Braun is the one different lively participant to take action.
* Chad Kuhl confronted the Cubs 3 times in his rookie season final yr, permitting 12 earned runs in 10.1 innings for a ten.forty five ERA. His two worst begins towards the defending champions got here at PNC Park the place he allowed 9 earned in 5.1 innings.