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The Pittsburgh Pirates (48-88) will clash with the Chicago Cubs (62-75) in the finale of a four-game weekend tournament at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 2:20 PM ET. Pittsburgh surrendered the first three installments of a four-game weekend set and the team needs a win here to prevent a series sweep versus the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Pirates lost the series opener at 5-6 on Thursday, 5-6 in Game 2 on Friday, and just recently 6-7 on Saturday. Pittsburgh will try to bounce back after a close one-run loss in the first three matches against Chicago. In their recent loss, the Pirates managed to take the lead at 6-4 in the 5th inning but failed to hold on to the eventual 6-7 loss with nine base hits. Starter J.T. Brubaker lasted for 3.0 innings of play with three earned runs on four hits allowed while awarding two free bases and struck out five hitters of the Cubs in the losing effort. Left Fielder Anthony Alford led his team with one run scored on a double and drove one RBI in the loss.


Pittsburgh will be sending right-hander Wil Crowe to the pitcher’s mound to start the final round of a weekend series versus the Cubs on Sunday. The twenty-six-year-old righty thrower is 3-7 with a 5.46 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and struck out 88 hitters with 46 walks granted in pitching for 94.0 innings in the majors this season.   


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 9/5/2021


The Chicago Cubs just won five games in a row including the first three rounds of a four-game weekend competing against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chicago scored a total of 19 runs while giving away 16 runs in beating Pittsburgh. The Cubs hit a total of 11 shots with one error committed in the victory. Starting Pitcher Kyle Hendricks went 4.1 innings of work and gave up six earned runs on five base hits with three walks granted while striking out one batter of the Pirates in picking up the win. First Baseman Frank Schwindel led the charge with one scored on a triple while driving two RBIs for Chicago. Second Baseman Matt Duffy acquired a one-run score on a double with one RBI while Shortstop Sergio Alcantara added one run on one hit and drove one RBI for the Cubs in the winning effort.  


The Chi Cubs will counter with righty Zach Davies to take his post on the pitcher’s rubber to start the last installment of a four-game weekend battle against the Pirates on Sunday. In his MLB tour this year, the twenty-eight-year-old right-handed starter is 6-10 with a 4.91 ERA and 1.48 WHIP while striking out 105 batters with 64 walks granted in 135.2 innings of work in the majors.     


Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this contest is Chicago -140. The Cubs are red hot after winning five games in a row while the Pirates struggled after losing five consecutive match-ups in their last 10 overall. Chicago dominated Pittsburgh after winning their last five outings over the Pirates while winning 35 of its last 51 games played at Wrigley Field facing Pittsburgh. The prediction: The Chicago Cubs will win at 5-2.


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

MLB Starting Time: 2:20 PM ET


Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL


Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021


TV: ATPT, Marquee Sports


MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -140


MLB Totals: -8.5


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