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Tonight's #Pirates-#Cubs game has been postponed due to inclement weather. A makeup date for the game will be announced at a later time. Tickets for tonightÂ’s game will be honored for the rescheduled game.

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Pirates answer back in bottom of 3rd

Bucs RF Gregory Polanco doubled to deep right to score 1B Michael Morse as the Pirates tied it at 1 vs. the Cubs. They missed a chance to plate any more as Andrew McCutchen grounded out with men on second and third to end the inning. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

After long rain delay, Cubs strike first

Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo's RBI single in the top of the third scored 2B Addison Russell as Chicago takes the 1-0 lead in Pittsburgh. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Yeah, those clouds look angry

The Cubs and Pirates only got to the bottom of the second inning before rain came in and delayed the scoreless game in Pittsburgh at 7:46 p.m. ET. The series opener is still in a delay.

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Rain delay in Pittsburgh

The skies really opened up in the bottom of the second and play has been suspended. The Pirates and Cubs are scoreless.

Not this time, Cutch

Entering the game, 30 of 36 baserunners have stolen successfully off Jon Lester. But Cubs C David Ross threw out Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen at second to end the first and keep it scoreless heading into the second inning. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Watch: Cubs at Pirates, 7 p.m. ET on ESPN

Get a glimpse of two teams battling for postseason positioning as Pittsburgh (leads first wild card) hosts Chicago (tied for second wild card) tonight. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

In pursuit of the wild card

With Chicago tied with San Francisco for the second NL wild card, the next seven games are huge for the Cubs; they play three in Pittsburgh starting at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, then they go back home for a four-game series vs. the Giants.

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Burnett hoping to pitch again this season

After an MRI on his pitching elbow showed a strain flexor tendon rather than a torn ligament, Pirates RHP A.J. Burnett said: "I'm going to do everything I can to make it back." He was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday and reiterated he's retiring at the end of the season.

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Morse joins Pirates 3 days after Dodgers trade

First baseman/outfielder Michael Morse has joined the Pittsburgh Pirates before their game against the Chicago Cubs, three days after being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in a trade.

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10 big storylines for the second half

The trade deadline has passed, now it's time to consider the final two months of the season. Here are 10 big storylines to watch.

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Pirates' three-point plan paying dividends

Pittsburgh's blueprint not only has ended the franchise's record streak of 20 consecutive losing seasons but has provided the organization with a model for continued future success.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs42916th
Batting Average.25510th
On Base Percentage.31614th
Slugging Percentage.38520th
Earned Run Average3.162nd
Quality Starts644th
WHIP1.2511th
BAA.25016th

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