The Pirates and the Cubs will meet for game one of their series today from PNC Park. All odds for all games can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Pirates are absolutely red-hot right now and they are thinking postseason all the way. They are 32-14 at home this season which is a big reason why they are just one half game back in the NL Central. They’re lead on offense by Andrew McCutchen who is hitting a blistering .372 this season. Today on the mound the Pirates will turn to Erik Bedard was coming off a win in his last start. Bedard has allowed 98 hits in 93 innings of work so far this season.
The Cubs are in a definite rebuilding process, but have played competitive for the last couple months now. They are lead on offense by some young stars including prospect Anthony Rizzo was hitting .329. On the mound they will send out Jeff Samardzjia today who has lost 4 of his last 5 decisions. He is pitching to a 4.57 ERA in 106 innings of work this season.
Pittsburgh is 5-0 in their last five games overall, 24-6 in their last 30 home games, and 1-5 in Bedard’s last six starts. Chicago is 4-0 in their last four games against a left handed starter, 16-42 in their last 58 road games, and 1-5 in Samardzjia’s last six road starts. Chicago is 1-5 in their last six meetings of these two.
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