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vs. Cin
L 5-6
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vs. ChC
L 2-7
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vs. ChC
4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT
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vs. ChC
9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT
@ StL
5:15 PM PT6:15 PM MT7:15 PM CT8:15 PM ET20:15 ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 PM MST7:15 PM EST7:45 PM VEN4:15 UAE (+1)7:15 PM CT

Cubs-Pirates Preview

(AP) -- Anyone still claiming win-loss records as a comprehensive statistic in assessing pitching performance will need to distract those in disagreement from tuning in for this mound matchup.

Jake Arrieta and Jonathon Niese are both unbeaten, but one has given up four times the earned runs of the other in 7 2/3 fewer innings.

They square off Tuesday night as the Chicago Cubs try for continued road dominance over the Pittsburgh Pirates, while Arrieta attempts to become the second pitcher ever to go 26 straight starts without giving up more than three runs.

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Leaders
AVG: S. Marte.327
HR: A. McCutchen6
RBI: J. Harrison15
SB: S. Marte7
W: J. Nicasio3
ERA: J. Nicasio3.33
Saves: M. Melancon7
K: F. Liriano29
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 186.750-
Pittsburgh 1511.5774
St. Louis 1313.5006
Milwaukee 1015.4008.5
Cincinnati 1016.3859
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .287 (1)
Runs: 135 (4)
Hits: 266 (1)
Home Runs: 25 (16)
Stolen Bases: 17 (9)
OBP: .373 (1)
SLG: .443 (7)
Total Bases: 410 (4)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.17 (19)
Runs Allowed: 122 (22)
Saves: 9 (10)
Strikeouts: 216 (6)
OpBA: .254 (17)
OBP: .343 (27)
SLG: .424 (20)
Run Support: 5.08 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/30 J. Hughes Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
4/30 J. Hughes Removed From 15-Day DL (Strained left lat)
4/29 R. Scahill Sent to Minors
4/25 A. Richardson Released
4/23 M. Morse Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/14 C. Luebke Right hamstring tightness (on 15-day DL)
3/25 E. Díaz Right elbow discomfort (on 15-day DL)
3/25 J. Hughes off 15-day DL
3/25 J. Kang Recovery from left knee surgery (on 15-day DL)
3/9 A. Meadows Orbital fracture (day-to-day)
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