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18-6, 1st in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist was hit by a pitch on Monday by Kyle Lobstein not long after Starling Marte was nailed by Jason Hammel. The result was a warning to both benches.

Cubs best Pirates in series opener (1:23)
Ross: We have a lot of room to grow (0:57)
Szczur steals home for Cubs (0:21)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs and Pirates were both issued warnings after players on both sides were hit by pitches in back to back innings on Monday. It resulted in the dugouts, along with Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli, yelling at each other including Joe Maddon.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Szczur left Monday's game against the Pirates after his right hamstring tightened up on him.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second time in as many starts going back to last year the Cubs got to Pirates starter Gerrit Cole chasing him from the game early on Monday just as they did in the wild card affair last October when he lasted 5 innings. This time he couldn't get out of the fifth as the Cubs made him throw 105 pitches in 4.2.

Ross' single gives Cubs breathing room (0:27)
AP Photo/Paul Beaty
9hJesse Rogers

Maddon calls 'zany suit' road trip one of best

Joe Maddon's road trip craziness continued with the Cubs' short visit to Pittsburgh and what the manager is calling the "minimalist zany suit" road trip -- perhaps his favorite theme yet.

McCutchen goes yard in first inning (0:20)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Dave O'Brien, Dallas Braden and Eduardo Pérez have today one the best views in baseball. Monday Night Baseball: Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Cubs GM Theo Epstein on both Chicago teams having MLB's best records: "Chicago fans more than deserve for both teams to be doing well. Not that we spend a lot of time rooting for them, but I'm glad they're doing well."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cubs are averaging six runs per game and a big reason why is they're drawing a lot of walks. They've walked in 13.5 percent of their plate appearances, something only 10 qualified hitters accomplished in 2015. The Cubs, however, don't lead the majors in OBP. That's their opponent tonight, the Pirates, who lead .375 to .359.

Ozzie nos cuenta lo bien que va Chicago

Los dos equipos de Chicago, Cachorros y Medias Blancas, se combinan para 35 victorias y 14 derrotas y encabezan sus respectivas divisiones. Mirar


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon will rest Jason Heyward the next two nights as he has a sore right wrist. He is available off the bench.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward has a sore right wrist keeping him out of the lineup after going 0 for 17 on the last home stand. It's not a serious injury, per Joe Maddon.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Joe Maddon's T-Shirt Collection - All sales benefit his RESPECT 90 Foundation: "The Process is Fearless", "Embrace the Target", "Do Simple Better" and Busch Stadium favorite "Try Not to Suck"


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist has never played at PNC park. He came here with the Rays in 2007 but before taking the field Joe Maddon informed him he was being sent down.

Lineup: Cubs (17-6) at Pirates (15-10)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Tommy La Stella, 3B (L)
  • 3. Kris Bryant, LF (R)
  • 4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 5. Ben Zobrist, 2B (S)
  • 6. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 7. Matt Szczur, RF (R)
  • 8. David Ross, C (R)
  • 9. Jason Hammel, RHP (R)
  • Daily notes

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After plenty of rain lately in Pittsburgh AccuWeather forecast calls for a clear evening for Game 1 between the Cubs and Pirates on Monday. Game time temp should be around 66 degrees.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25312th
On Base Percentage.3612nd
Slugging Percentage.42011th
Earned Run Average2.392nd
Quality Starts183rd

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