Chicago Cubs (21-14, first in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (10-23, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Chicago: Kyle Hendricks (3-4, 4.09 ERA) Pittsburgh: Derek Holland (1-2, 7.62 ERA)
LINE: Cubs 0; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh and Chicago will play on Wednesday.
The Pirates are 9-12 against opponents from the NL Central. Pittsburgh's team on-base percentage of .279 is last in the National League. Jacob Stallings leads the club with an OBP of .398.
The Cubs are 14-9 against the rest of their division. Chicago has hit 53 home runs this season, seventh in the league. Kyle Schwarber leads them with 10, averaging one every 11.9 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: Colin Moran leads the Pirates with 11 extra base hits and is batting .264.
Schwarber leads the Cubs with 10 home runs and has 21 RBIs.
INJURIES: Pirates: Jameson Taillon: (elbow), Joe Musgrove: (triceps), Mitch Keller: (left side), Keone Kela: (forearm), Clay Holmes: (right forearm), Michael Feliz: (right forearm), Nick Burdi: (right elbow), Chris Archer: (neck), Kevin Kramer: (hip), Phillip Evans: (broken jaw/concussion), Luke Maile: (finger).
Cubs: Brad Wieck: (hamstring), James Norwood: (right shoulder), Tyler Chatwood: (right elbow), Andrew Chafin: (left finger), Daniel Descalso: (ankle).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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