The Chicago Cubs are on the road tonight in Major League Baseball action, taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on ESPN. The MLB Odds for the game have the Cubs favored to pick up the win on the mound.
Total: 8 runs
The Cubs are still atop the National League Central standings, but all five teams are within two games of each other. Pittsburgh is looking to chop into that deficit a bit tonight as they host the Cubs on Monday Night Baseball.
Chicago is 6-3 on the road this season, which has helped them race out to a first place start. Tonight the Cubs are sending Brett Anderson (1-0, 4.40 ERA) to the mound. Anderson was beat up in his last start against Milwaukee, yielding six earned runs in 3 2/3 innings. Current Pirates are hitting .194 against him over 31 at bats.
The Pirates are sending youngster Chad Kuhl to the mound tonight. He’s 1-1 with a 2.60 ERA in three starts. Kuhl has thrown at least five innings in all three starts this season, he’s yielded just five earned runs in those three combined starts.
Current Cubs absolutely own Kuhl, hitting .425 in limited at bats (40) as Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist have all homered.
Free Pick: Cubs
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