The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Pirates have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. Jeff Locke takes the hill, and he’s 6-6 with a 4.21 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Locke is 1-2 with a 5.75 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs have won 6 straight games and is looking to add another W tongiht. The Cubs have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 112 hits and 61 RBI while Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant have combined for 88 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won six straight road games. Dan Haren will get the start tonight, he was recently traded from the Marlins. He’s 7-7 with a 3.42 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Haren is 3-3 with a 5.28 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
I usually like to fade a new pitcher on the road, Haren hasn't been consistent enough to put money on. His record against the Pittsburgh speaks for itself, with the recent news of him retiring at the end of the season look for Pirates to be the more motivated team tonight.
Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates ML (-135)