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    Jack Suwinski brings a two-game home run streak into the Pittsburgh Pirates’ (56-96) matchup with the Chicago Cubs (66-86). The Pirates are the moneyline favorite (-111) for this contest against the Cubs (-108), which starts at 1:35 PM ET on Sunday at PNC Park. Pittsburgh’s Luis Ortiz gets the start against Chicago’s Adrian Sampson.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Pirates vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 25, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Pirates vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Pirates -111 8

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates are 17th in MLB action with 154 home runs. They average one per game.
    • The Pirates’ .220 batting average ranks 29th in MLB.
    • The Pirates rank 28th in the league with an on-base percentage of .287.
    • The Pirates strike out 9.4 times per game, the second-worst mark in baseball.
    • The Pirates have hit 72 homers at home this season (one per game).
    • The Pirates have a .368 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.5 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 7.3 hits per game and is batting .224.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in OBP (.346), slugging percentage (.463) and total hits (135) this season.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Reynolds ranks 50th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 36th, and he is 37th in slugging.
    • Reynolds will look for his fourth straight game with a hit in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .526 with two doubles, two home runs, three walks and five RBI.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting .243 with 23 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks.
    • Among all qualifying players, Hayes ranks 94th in batting average, 91st in on-base percentage and 126th in slugging percentage.
    • Ben Gamel has collected 82 base hits, an OBP of .322 and a slugging percentage of .363 this season.
    • Michael Chavis has been key for Pittsburgh with 92 hits, an OBP of .265 plus a slugging percentage of .389.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs’ 150 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Cubs rank 18th in MLB with a .239 team batting average.
    • The Cubs have an on-base percentage of .311 this season, which ranks 19th in the league.
    • The Cubs rank 25th in strikeouts per game (8.9) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 80 homers, an average of 1 per game, in 77 road contests this season.
    • In 77 road games this season, they’re slugging .380 with 223 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .229 with 7.8 base hits per contest.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ has put up a team-high OBP (.340) and slugging percentage (.445), and leads the Cubs in hits (145).
    • Including all qualified hitters, Happ ranks 46th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 45th and he is 54th in slugging.
    • Happ heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .167 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
    • Nico Hoerner has 21 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 26 walks while batting .291.
    • Hoerner’s batting average is 20th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 50th, and he is 70th in slugging.
    • Patrick Wisdom has 25 doubles, 24 home runs and 52 walks while hitting .208.
    • Christopher Morel is hitting .237 with 18 doubles, four triples, 14 home runs and 36 walks.

    Pirates vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Ortiz Sampson
    2 GS 16
    0-0 W-L 2-5
    0.84 ERA 3.35
    10.2 IP 88.2
    5 BB 24
    10 SO 61
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