The Pittsburgh Pirates open a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals tonight at PNC Park. First pitch is 7:05pm. Ivan Nova will start for the Bucs. Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
Saturday’s game is also at 7:05pm. (pre-game at 6:40pm on WISR) Sunday’s game is 1:35pm.
The Cards have 10 games remaining. They are 4-1/2 games behind the Chicago Cubs in the N.L. Central, and are two games back in the Wild Card race.
For the second night in a row, the Milwaukee Brewers missed an opportunity to catch the Colorado Rockies in the National League Wild Card race. The Brewers fell to the Chicago Cubs 5-3 in 10-innings last night, while the Rockies were losing to 3-0 to San Diego, and continue to lead the Brewers by one game. The Cubs have extended their lead over Milwaukee to four games in the National League Central Division.