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Could really use a win tonight. That’s if the weather cooperates.

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs (25-22) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (18-29), May 26, 2021, 6:35 p.m. EST

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Cubs SB Nation Site: Bleed Cubbie Blue


Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Trevor Williams (2-2, 5.97 ERA)

Pirates: Wil Crowe (0-2, 4.91 ERA)

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute change)

Cubs

  1. Joc Pederson (RF)
  2. Kris Bryant (1B)
  3. Javier Baez (SS)
  4. Ian Happ (CF)
  5. Willson Contreras (C)
  6. Raphael Ortega (LF)
  7. David Bote (3B)
  8. Eric Sogard (2B)
  9. Trevor Williams (P)

Pirates

  1. Adam Frazier (2B)
  2. Ben Gamel (LF)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (CF)
  4. Jacob Stallings (C)
  5. Gregory Polanco (RF)
  6. Will Craig (1B)
  7. Wilmer Difo (3B)
  8. Kevin Newman (SS)
  9. Wil Crowe (P)

The Buccos have lost four in a row and really need to get one in the win column tonight. Wil Crowe is chasing his first W of the year, while Pittsburgh’s light bats have a guy with a 5.97 ERA on the mound tonight, so maybe they can make something happen at the plate.

Pittsburgh’s -79 run differential is now the worst in the league, passing up the Detroit Tigers in this past week, so something’s got to give before the season gets completely away.

That’s provided we even get the game in. Heavy storms in forecast tonight in the ‘Burgh. It’s already looking cloudy here in Oakmont. Fingers crossed.

Let’s go Bucs!