Chicago Cubs (68-90, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (59-99, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Thursday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Justin Steele (3-4, 5.04 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 52 strikeouts) Pirates: TBD
Detroit Tigers (65-74, third in the AL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (49-89, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Wily Peralta (3-3, 3.68 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 41 strikeouts) Pirates: TBD
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yoshi Tsutsugo and Kevin Newman homered and Ke’Bryan Hayes added a two-run single, rallying the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Wil Crowe and two relief pitchers combined on a one-hitter, and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Naylor foiled Pittsburgh's strategy with an RBI single in the seventh inning, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Pirates 2-1 Sunday.
Cleveland avoided a three-game sweep by the Pirates, who had lost 10 straight entering the series.