The Chicago Cubs need to pick up some wins starting with the Pirates today to start moving up in the NL Central standings.
Pittsburgh (15-19) will hit the road and head to Chicago for a series with the Cubs (13-20).
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Game Date: May 16, 2022
Game Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC Sports Philadelphia
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Pittsburgh is currently in third in the NL Central and is six and a half games out of first. Most recently, the Pirates picked up a 1-0 win over Cincinnati despite recording zero hits in the game. In the bottom of the eighth with the bases loaded, Hayes sac-bunted to bring home the run and pick up the win. The win marked the first time a team has won a game with no hits since 2008 when the Dodgers beat the Angels.
The Cubs are coming off of a 3-2 win against the Diamondbacks yesterday. Rafael Ortega got the team on the board first with a lead-off home run to take the early lead. Patrick Wisdom hit a solo home run in the top of the second to extend the Cubs’ lead. Daulton Varsho hit an RBI single for the Diamondbacks to cut the lead in half. Christina Walker scored on an error to tie the game up. Frank Schwindel hit the go-ahead single to secure the win for the Cubs.
With the Cubs right behind the Pirates in the standings and only a game and a half back, wins in this series could cause some movement within the NL Central.
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