Pittsburgh Looking to Move Up on Reds With Win Against Cubs Tonight

Pittsburgh’s veteran pitcher Erik Bedard will go head-to-head against the Cubs’ righty Justin Germano tonight as the Pirates hope to claim a Wrigley Field victory and close the gap between them and the Cincinnati Reds for the Central Division. The Pirates are currently in second place, three games behind the Reds. Although this will be Germano’s first outing against the Pirates, Bedard is no stranger to the Cubs’ swingers. Bedard’s last game against the Cubs was an unlucky loss against the club on July 23rd.

The Pirates also have plenty of reasons to enter tonight’s game with confidence, as they’ve captured four of the six games where they’ve played the Cubs in 2012. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are still available leading up to the 8 P.M. (ET) game tonight at Wrigley Field. The Reds furthered their lead over the Pirates yesterday with a victory over the Colorado Rockies (their 10th straight) to continue the team’s recent push for the top of the NL Central Division, while the Pirates dropped a game to Houston even after defeating the Astros in the first three games.

Loyal Pirate fans will remember Erik Bedard from his 2012 Opening Day start earlier this year, after signing to play with the Pirates on a one-year, $4.5 million contract. The Pirates are the fourth MLB team Bedard has thrown for, previously pitching for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, and Boston Red Sox. The Canadian-born pitcher had his best starts as an Oriole, going as far as to brea the franchise record for most single-season strikeouts in nine innings, with 10.93 in 2007.

The Pirates will continue their series against the Chicago Cubs tomorrow and play a third game on August 1st before facing off against their current nemesis, the Cincinnati Reds beginning on August 3rd.


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