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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Pittsburgh Pirates (13-19) will duel the Chicago Cubs (17-16) in the final match of the weekend series at the Wrigley Field in Chicago on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at 2:20 PM ET. Pittsburgh will try to bounce back on Sunday after losing the first two sets against the Chicago Cubs. The Pirates lost the first two matches by just a one-run deficit at 2-3. Left Fielder Ka’ai Tom led his team with one run on one hit with 2 RBIs and one walk while 3B Erik Gonzalez chipped in one run on two hits. 2B Adam Frazier posted three hits while Shortstop Kevin Newman added one hit in the losing effort for Pittsburgh. Starter Wil Crowe led the pitching staff with 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 base on balls, and 5 strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched.

Pittsburgh’s left-handed Tyler Anderson will take his post on the pitcher’s rubber to start the final match versus the Cubs on Sunday. In his six appearances this season to date, the southpaw thrower posted a 3.24 ERA with 27 hits, 12 earned runs, permitted three home runs, granted 11 walks, and struck 31 batters out in 33.1 innings pitched. The Pirates are 5-2 in its last seven outings in Game 3 of a series and 32-65 in its last 97 contests against an opponent in the NL Central. Pittsburgh is 15-41 in its last 56 games on the road and 1-4 in its last 5 outings on the road versus a right-handed starter.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 5/9/2021

Over Chicago’s side, the team bagged the win in the first two installments of a series versus Pittsburgh. The Cubs ended up with three runs scored while allowing the Pirates to just two runs in the victory. Catcher Wilson Contreras took the lead in triumph with one run-on-one hit with an RBI. Center/Left Fielder Kris Bryant contributed one run-on-one hit while Right Fielder Jason Heyward added a run with one walk in the winning effort. Shortstop Javier Baez, 2nd/3rd Baseman David Bote, and PH/3rd Baseman Matt Duffy each contributed a hit in the victory. The pitching staff recorded a total of 7 hits, 2 earned runs, 5 walks, and 7 strikeouts.

The Chicago Cubs will be appointing righty Kyle Hendricks to take the starting role in the finale of a series against the Pirates on Sunday. Hendricks recorded an overall ERA of 6.07 with 39 hits, 20 earned runs, gave up 11 home runs, and awarded nine walks while striking 27 batters out in pitching for 29.2 innings this season. The Cubs are 0-4 in its last 4 contests on a Sunday and 2-7 in its last nine outings in Game 3 of a series. Chicago is 6-14 in its last 20 matches versus a team with a losing record and 46-20 in its last 66 games at home against a southpaw thrower.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this game is Pittsburgh +170. Both starters have good quality starts in their belts and managed to help their team win a match. However, Hendricks acquired 16 earned runs in a three-game period while Anderson made two successive solid starts with a 4.45 career ERA against the Cubs. The prediction, the Pittsburgh Pirates will bounce back in this outing to a score of 5-2.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:20 PM ET

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021


MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +170

MLB Totals: 6.5

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