Cubs vs Pirates Final Scores, Results and Updates: Chicago wins, enters NLDS

The Chicago Cubs pulled off a 4-0 win over the Pirates through dominant pitching and defense to book themselves a showdown in the NLDS.
After 3 1/2 innings, the Chicago Cubs lead 3-0 over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Chicago Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in the MLB Playoffs National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday, October 7 start tie at 8:08 PM ET, at PNC Park.

The Chicago Cubs are one of the hottest teams going into the wild card game, after finishing with a 97-65 record and having won eight consecutive games. The Cubs look to take advantage of the fact that they are hunger than ever since the last time they were in the playoffs in 2008. With the pitching staff that recorded the third best in the MLB, the Cubs have something to show forth against their opponents. Moreover, the Cubs have also the offensive attacks through Anthony Rizzo who leads the team with 163 hits and Kris Bryant with 99 RBI. The Cubs are young and courageous and they are not expected to be intimidated by outside forces. In today’s game, Jake Arrieta will start for the Cubs. Arrieta has recorded 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA ad 236 strikeouts. Arrieta has confidence against the Pirates as he is 6-1 with a 1.68 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a better record with 98-64 but they haove won four of their last eigth games. The Pirates are entering into their third consecutive playoffs appearance and they are hoping to make a breakthrough. The Pirates have the pitching staff that can collide against the best offenses in baseball. Also, the Pirates had the second best ERA and ninth in total strikeouts. Starling Marte is the leader with 166 hits while Andre McCluchen has 96 RBI in the regular season. In today’s game, Gerrit Cole gets the tap, with a record of 19-8, 2.60 ERA and 202 strikeouts.Cole is 7-1 with a 2.88 ERA and 69 strikeouts in his career against Chicago.

MLB Playoffs 2015 Pirates vs Cubs Live Stream NL WildCard Game info:

Date: October 7, 2015
Start Time: 8:08 PM ET
TV Schedule: TBS
Live Stream: TBS Stream

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