The Pittsburgh Pirates entered tonight on a three-game losing streak and welcomed the Chicago Cubs to town for a four-game series. Pittsburgh had played well against Chicago earlier in the season, but the Cubs have been getting the best of the Pirates as of late and that trend continued tonight when they defeated the Buccos 1-0.
Pitching is what dominated this game. Pittsburgh sent Ivan Nova to the mound and he would work 6.2 innings. He would allow one run on seven hits to go with three strikeouts. That lone run was a solo home run from Ian Happ in the fourth inning. Richard Rodriguez lasted 1.1 innings and would strikeout all four batters that he faced. Felipe Vazquez worked the ninth and walked one batter, without allowing a run.
Chicago had Jon Lester start for them and he ...Read More