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Pirates vs. Cubs - 9/4/2021

Saturday afternoon baseball!

Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

Pittsburgh Pirates (48-86) vs. Chicago Cubs (60-75), Saturday, September 4, 2021 @ 2:20 p.m. ET

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago IL

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh


Cubs SB Nation Site: Bleed Cubbie Blue

Starting Pitchers

Pirates: JT Brubaker (5-13, 5.27 ERA)

Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (14-6, 4.43 ERA)

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute changes)


  1. Cole Tucker (CS)
  2. Yoshi Tsutsugo (RF)
  3. Jacob Stallings (C)
  4. Colin Moran (1B)
  5. Anthony Alford (LF)
  6. Wilmer Difo (2B)
  7. Kevin Newman (SS)
  8. Hoy Park (3B)
  9. JT Brubaker (P)


  1. Rafael Ortega (CF)
  2. Frank Schwindel (1B)
  3. Ian Happ (LF)
  4. Willson Contreras (C)
  5. Patrick Wisdom (3B)
  6. Matt Duffy (2B)
  7. Jason Heyward (RF)
  8. Sergio Alcantara (SS)
  9. Kyle Hendricks (P)

After two straight 6-5 defeats, the Pirates are back at it again today for the third game this weekend at Wrigley.

JT Brubaker was activated from the 10-day IL just before today’s game and he’ll start opposite Kyle Hendricks.

BD community, this is your game thread for this afternoon. Enjoy!