Lest the Pirates enjoy their celebration too much after clinching a playoff spot Monday night Andrew McCutchen established a policy. We'll party tonight their MVP candidate center fielder said according to manager Clint Hurdle. Tomorrow we play.
Sporting a regular lineup the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 at Wrigley Field Tuesday night. They knocked around Cubs starter Chris Rusin forcing him from the game in the third inning. Pirates starter Gerrit Cole built upon his recent dominance.
They still have hopes of winning the NL Central and they'll need these types of performances to have any chance of catching the St. Louis Cardinals. Cardinals starter Michael Wacha lost a no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning of the Cardinals' win Tuesday meaning the Cardinals remained two games ahead of the Pirates with four games remaining in the season.
Thanks to former Pirate Vic Black who closed out a game for the New York Mets against the Cincinnati Reds the Pirates took...