| Sports

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Scouting Saturday's Pirates-Cubs game

Pirates/MLB Videos

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Pirates vs. Cubs

7:05 p.m.

PNC Park

TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network

Probable pitchers: Cubs RHP Scott Baker (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole (7-7, 3.48 ERA)

Pirates podcasts

  • Loading...
Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 11:00 p.m.

Pirates reporter Karen Price's inside look at Saturday's game:

• Cubs right-hander Scott Baker never has faced the Pirates, but he is familiar with first baseman Justin Morneau, and vice versa. The two were teammates in Minnesota from 2005 until 2012, when Baker had Tommy John surgery. Baker made eight rehab starts this season before his debut with the Cubs on Sept. 8 against Milwaukee, when he pitched five shutout innings (55 pitches) and allowed two hits.

• Gerrit Cole is making his first start against the Cubs. The 23-year-old is coming off a 1-0 win in Texas in which he outdueled Yu Darvish, striking out a career-high nine batters in his 17th major league start.

The Buzz

Thursday night marked the 22nd time this season the Pirates have won when scoring fewer than four runs. That's four more than they won last season when scoring four or fewer. Entering Friday's games, they were tied with the Braves in trailing only the Dodgers (26 wins) in that category.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.




Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Baseball America names Pirates as organization of the year
  2. Pirates sign free agent 1B-OF Goebbert, RHP Webster
  3. Former Pirates pitcher Happ agrees to $36 million, 3-year deal with Blue Jays
  4. Pirates protect top prospects in advance of Rule 5 draft
  5. Pirates, Orioles had trade talks involving 2B Walker
  6. Pirates sign independent league pitcher