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The Chicago Cubs (67-89) will collide with the Pittsburgh Pirates (58-98) in the opening of a three-game competition at PNC Park Stadium in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 6:35 PM ET. Chicago suffered a series sweep against the St. Louis Cardinals after scoring a total of 16 runs while allowing 32 in the loss. The Cubs lost four games in a row facing the Cardinals at 5-8 & 4-12 in a doubleheader on Friday, 5-8 on Saturday, and 2-4 in the finale on Sunday. The Chi Cubs scored only two runs in the 4th frame and hit eight shots heading to their 2-4 loss to St. Louis last time out. Starter Keegan Thompson lasted for just 3.0 innings of play after allowing one earned run on three hits with one free base awarded while striking out seven hitters of the Cardinals in the losing effort. Catcher Wilson Contreras and 3rd Baseman Matt Duffy earned a one-run score on one hit each for the Cubs in the loss.


Right-handed Pitcher Alec Mills will be heading to the pitcher’s mound to start for Chicago in the first installment of a series facing the Pirates on Tuesday. In his MLB career start this year, the twenty-nine-year-old righty starter is 6-7 with a 4.83 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and a total of 82 strikeouts in pitching for 110.0 innings in the majors. Mills has given away 126 hits, 67 runs (59 earned), 14 home runs, and 30 walks this season.   


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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 9/28/2021


On the Pittsburgh side, the team scored a total of 12 runs in losing the first three installments of a series versus the Philadelphia Phillies but won the final installment at 6-0 and prevented a series sweep on Sunday. The Pirates also played a one-off game against the Cincinnati Reds and scored only one run while giving away 13 for a blowout loss in that meeting on Monday. The Pittsburgh bullpen combined in contributing eight earned runs on seventeen hits with two walks allowed while striking out eight Cincinnati batters in the loss. Left Fielder Anthony Alford earned the only run scored in this match after hitting two shots in the losing effort. 


Pittsburgh right-hander Mitch Keller will be climbing up the hill to start the opening game of a three-game battle against the Cubs on Tuesday. The twenty-five-year-old right-handed thrower is 5-11 with a 5.96 ERA and 1.75 WHIP while striking out 87 batters in 93.2 innings pitched in the big league this season. Keller also gave up 119 hits, 62 earned runs, 10 home runs, and 45 bases on balls this year.   


Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this game is Pittsburgh -110. The Cubs struggled after losing 6 consecutive outings including a series sweep versus St. Louis while the Pirates just prevented a series sweep against Philadelphia. Chicago won just one contest in their last 10 while Pittsburgh posted a 4-6 standing in their last 10 overall. Moreover, the Pirates have the advantage of playing at home on Tuesday. The prediction: The Pittsburgh Pirates will win to a score of 6-2.  


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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/28/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM ET


Location: PNC Park Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA


Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021


TV: ATPT, SportsNet PIT


MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -110


MLB Totals: 9


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