Josh Bell hit a two-run homer, Gregory Polanco also went deep as the Pirates completed a two-game interleague series sweep of the Orioles, 5-3. The Bucs wrap up the season with a four-game series in Washington beginning tonight. (11-14) Ivan Nova faces (5-6) Edwin Jackson. Join the OVSN at 6:40 for the pregame.
Andrew McCutchen hit a grand slam and drove in eight to lead the Pirates past the Orioles 10-1. McCutchens eight RBI is one off the franchise record and most by a Pirate since Jason Day in 2004. Starter Trevor Williams struck out six, giving him 116 on the season, the most by a Pirates rookie since Paul Maholm in 2006. The Bucs host the Birds again tonight. (7-11) Chad Kuhl faces Gabriel Ynoa. Join the OVSN at 6:40 for the pregame.
Alex Avila flared an RBI triple in the ninth, capping a duel between Jose Quintana and Gerrit Cole and lifting the Cubs over the Pirates 1-0. Cole tossed eight innings of two hit ball for the Bucs, who wrap up their series with Chicago tonight. (7-5) Jameson Taillon faces (9-7) Jon Lester. Join the OVSN at 6:40 with the pregame.
Josh Bell ad Max Moroff homered off Jake Arrieta as the Pirates throttled the Cubs 12-0. The Bucs, who have won three straight are 9 ½ back in the NL Central and 7 ½ out of the wild card. Pittsburgh hosts Chicago again tonight. Steven Brault faces (6-4) Kyle Hendricks. Join the OVSN at 6:40 for the pregame.