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    The Chicago Cubs (28-37) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (34-30) meet on Tuesday at 8:05 PM ET. The Cubs are favored on the moneyline (-155) against the underdog Pirates (+135). Chicago’s Jameson Taillon starts against Pittsburgh’s Luis Ortiz.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Tuesday, June 13, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -155

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Pirates?

    • TV Channel: MARQ

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 16th in baseball with 72 total home runs.
    • Chicago has the 18th-ranked batting average in the majors (.243).
    • The Cubs are 13th in MLB with an on-base percentage of .323.
    • Chicago strikes out 9.3 times per game, the No. 25 mark in baseball.
    • The Cubs average 1.1 homers per game when playing at home this season (34 total in home outings).
    • Chicago has a .389 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.5 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 8.1 hits per game and is batting .244 at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Nico Hoerner has an OPS of .711, fueled by an OBP of .333 and a team-best slugging percentage of .378 this season. He has a .282 batting average.
    • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, he is 32nd in batting average, 80th in on-base percentage, and 130th in slugging.
    • Dansby Swanson is hitting .254 with 13 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 34 walks, while slugging .395 with an on-base percentage of .346.
    • He is 86th in batting average, 55th in on-base percentage and 114th in slugging among qualifying batters.
    • Ian Happ leads Chicago in OBP (.385) this season, fueled by 59 hits.
    • Seiya Suzuki has six home runs, 19 RBI and a batting average of .278 this season.
    • Suzuki brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .316 with two doubles and two walks.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates rank 25th in Major League Baseball with 60 home runs.
    • Pittsburgh’s .248 batting average ranks 16th in the majors this season.
    • The Pirates have an OBP of .327 this season, which ranks 10th in MLB.
    • Pittsburgh has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the seventh-best strikeout rate (8.3 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 30 road contests this season.
    • Pittsburgh is slugging .428 in 30 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .249 with 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has a .474 slugging percentage, which paces the Pirates. He’s batting .280 with an on-base percentage of .351.
    • Including all qualified hitters, he is 37th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 41st and he is 43rd in slugging.
    • Reynolds enters this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .333 with a double, seven walks and an RBI.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 15 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 15 walks while batting .261. He’s slugging .415 with an on-base percentage of .304.
    • His batting average ranks 71st among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 127th, and he is 95th in slugging.
    • Andrew McCutchen a has .381 on-base percentage to lead the Pirates.
    • Carlos Santana is hitting .227 with 15 doubles, four home runs and 30 walks.

    Cubs vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Jameson Taillon (CHC) Pitcher Luis Ortiz (PIT)
    1 – 4 W/L 1 – 2
    42.1 IP 27.2
    6.80 ERA 4.23
    1.535 WHIP 1.807
    8.5 K/9 5.2
    3.2 BB/9 4.9

    Cubs vs. Pirates Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Edwin Ríos: 10 Day IL (Groin), Cody Bellinger: 10 Day IL (Knee), Justin Steele: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Nick Burdi: 15 Day IL (Appendicitis), Brad Boxberger: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Adrian Sampson: 60 Day IL (Right meniscus), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Pirates: Vince Velásquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Ji-Man Choi: 60 Day IL (Achilles), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Wil Crowe: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Cubs and Pirates (Last 10 Games)


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