Lester expected to start for Chicago against Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pirates (2-6, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (6-2, first in the NL Central) Chicago; Sunday, 2:20 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Steven Brault (0-0, .00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 1 strikeouts) Cubs: Jon Lester (1-0, .00 ERA, .20 WHIP, 1 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates visit the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Cubs went 37-39 in division games in 2019. Chicago batted .252 as a team last year and hit 256 total home runs. The Pirates finished 29-47 against NL Central Division opponents in 2019. Pittsburgh averaged 9.2 hits with 3.2 extra base hits per game last year. The teams meet for the second time this year.