The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates played to the first tie game in the majors since 2005 when rain forced the teams to stop in the sixth inning Thursday night with the score 1-all
With the home field advantage for the National League playoffs already wrapped up, Jake Arrieta and Miguel Montero don’t seem keen on the Chicago Cubs' current plan of treating the last week of the regular season like spring training games. “It felt like a spring training game from the get-go,” Arrieta said after allowing seven runs and 10 hits – both season-highs – in five innings Wednesday night as the Cubs fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4. “I wasn’t crisp. I didn’t have much working.” Arrieta took note of the fact that Montero was pulled before the bottom of the fifth in place of rookie catcher Willson Contreras. The Pirates went on to score three runs after two outs – as Arrieta allowed
John Jaso hit for the cycle and drove in five runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. Jaso tripled off Chicago reliever Pedro Strop in the seventh inning to clinch the first cycle in the history of PNC Park and the first for the Pirates since 2004. Jaso's final hit was a fly ball to center field.