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Pittsburgh Pirates (16-39)

Mon. 9/21 Tue. 9/22 Wed. 9/23 Thu. 9/24 Fri. 9/25
vs. ChC
L 0-5
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vs. ChC
W 3-2
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ChC 1 - 2 Pit
Top 3rd
vs. ChC
10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT
@ Cle
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT

Cubs give ball to Hendricks for playoff prep start vs. Pirates

The two pitchers scheduled to face each other Wednesday in Pittsburgh -- Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks and Pirates right-hander Trevor Williams -- have a lot on the line, but for very different reasons.

Hendricks (6-4, 2.93 ERA) is probably making his final start before the Cubs (32-23) enter the playoffs. Chicago clinched a postseason berth Tuesday when Washington swept Philadelphia in a doubleheader despite the Cubs' 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh.

"This is the goal, obviously," Hendricks said of prepping himself for the playoffs, something he seemed to be right on track in doing his last time out.

AVG: E. González.247
HR: C. Moran8
RBI: E. González20
SB: A. Alford3
W: R. Rodríguez3
Saves: R. Rodríguez3
K: J. Brubaker45
NL Central
Y-Chi Cubs 3223.582-
St. Louis 2725.5193.5
Cincinnati 2828.5004.5
Milwaukee 2727.5004.5
Pittsburgh 1639.29116
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .214 (28)
Runs: 193 (30)
Hits: 376 (28)
Home Runs: 47 (30)
Stolen Bases: 15 (29)
OBP: .279 (30)
SLG: .338 (30)
Total Bases: 595 (29)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.87 (21)
Runs Allowed: 285 (23)
Saves: 5 (30)
Strikeouts: 497 (7)
OpBA: .241 (16)
OBP: .335 (22)
SLG: .424 (21)
Run Support: 3.70 (30)
Date Player Transactions
9/21 C. Fulmer Acquired Off Waivers Baltimore
9/21 J. Martin Placed on 10-Day IL (Upper back strain)
9/21 J. Oliva Purchased From Minors
9/21 Y. Ríos Transferred to 60-Day IL (Right shoulder inflammation)
9/20 J. Martin Called Up from Minors
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Date Player Status
9/21 J. Martin Upper back strain (on 10-day IL)
9/20 K. Newman Left knee contusion (on 10-day IL)
9/17 C. Tucker Concussion (on 7-day IL)
9/13 K. Crick Lat strain (on 10-day IL)
9/10 T. Bashlor Lower back inflammation (on 10-day IL)
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