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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs Game Recap - May 17, 2024

Final Score: Pittsburgh Pirates 9, Chicago Cubs 3

Game Overview

On May 17, 2024, the Pittsburgh Pirates faced off against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Pirates emerged victorious with a commanding 9-3 win, driven by strong pitching from Paul Skenes and a powerful offensive performance.

Game Details

Starting Pitchers:

  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Paul Skenes
  • Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks

Attendance: 38,255

Duration: 3 hours and 22 minutes

Highlights and Key Points

First Inning:

  • The Pirates quickly took control with a three-run homer by Bryan Reynolds, putting them up 3-0 early.

Second Inning:

  • Pittsburgh extended their lead with a two-run double by Ke'Bryan Hayes, making it 5-0.

Mid-Game Momentum:

  • In the fourth inning, the Cubs got on the board with an RBI single from Nico Hoerner, but the Pirates answered back in the fifth with a solo home run by Jack Suwinski, pushing the lead to 6-1.

Late-Inning Surge:

  • The Pirates added three more runs in the seventh inning, highlighted by a two-run triple from Andrew McCutchen, increasing the lead to 9-1.
  • The Cubs managed to score two more runs in the eighth inning with a two-run homer by Seiya Suzuki, but the deficit was too large to overcome.

Notable Players

  • Bryan Reynolds (PIT): 2-for-5, 1 HR, 3 RBIs
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes (PIT): 3-for-4, 2 RBIs
  • Andrew McCutchen (PIT): 1-for-4, 2 RBIs
  • Paul Skenes (PIT): 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 8 K
  • Kyle Hendricks (CHC): 4 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 K
  • Seiya Suzuki (CHC): 1-for-4, 1 HR, 2 RBIs

Stats and Summary

Pittsburgh Pirates:

  • Runs: 9
  • Hits: 12
  • Errors: 0

Chicago Cubs:

  • Runs: 3
  • Hits: 7
  • Errors: 1

The Pirates displayed a well-rounded game with strong contributions from both their offense and pitching. Paul Skenes' solid performance on the mound, along with key hits from Reynolds, Hayes, and McCutchen, led Pittsburgh to a decisive victory over the Cubs.

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