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8-11, 5th in NL Cent
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Cubs dominate Pirates 14-3 (1:04)
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Cubs keep rolling, crush Pirates 14-3

Addison Russell set a career high with four hits, Jason Heyward homered for the third time in four games and drove in four runs as the Chicago Cubs drubbed the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-3 Monday.

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Zobrist keeps Cubs rolling with RBI double (0:20)
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Heyward's HR stretches Cubs' lead (0:24)
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Zobrist clears the bases with double (0:21)
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Heyward belts 3-run home run (0:28)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

As a sinker/slider guy, Pirates starter Chad Kuhl has a large platoon split so far in his brief major league career. Working carefully, he walked lefties Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist with two outs and paid the price as Addison Russell knocked in Rizzo with a base hit and then lefty-swinging Jason Heyward popped a three-run homer.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Cool story as the Pirates called up reliever Dovydas Neverauskas, who will be the first Lithuanian-born player in the majors when he gets into a game. Signed as a 17-year-old in 2010, his dad was a baseball coach in a country where few people play the sport. He throws hard and had 56 K's in 58 IP in the minors last year, with just one home run allowed.

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McCutchen out to show he's still capable in center (2:10)

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After getting swept by the Pirates in Chicago last week, the Cubs will be looking for revenge when they face Chad Kuhl and the Pirates on Monday night (7 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN). Luckily for the Cubs, Kris Bryant loves facing the Pirates and has a .361 career batting average against them.

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Pirates starter Iván Nova had a 4.90 ERA with the Yankees last season. Since they traded him to the Pirates, he has an ERA of 2.75, with 67 strikeouts and 4 walks. Nova defeated the Yankees on Sunday afternoon.

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Nova shuts down Yankees to lift Pirates (0:45)
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Preocupa a Cervelli situación de crisis en su natal Venezuela

La temporada de MLB es rigurosa y requiere absoluto enfoque físico y mental, pero jugadores como el receptor de los Piratas de Francisco Cervelli han tenido que hacer un gran esfuerzo para mantener ese enfoque debido a la crítica situación política-económica en Venezuela.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Some old friends got together outside the clubhouse today!

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Moment of silence at PNC Park in honor of Steelers chairman Dan Rooney. This is the Pirates first home game since Rooney died at the age of 84 on April 13th. Pirates are honoring Rooney, son of Steelers' founder Art Rooney, with his name around home plate and a Steelers logo on the mound.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Pirates honor Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, son of Steelers' founder Art Rooney, with his name around home plate and a Steelers logo on the mound. This is the Pirates first home game since Rooney died at the age of 84 on April 13th.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs65Tied-27th
Batting Average.23321st
On Base Percentage.31016th
Slugging Percentage.35924th
Earned Run Average4.0418th
Quality Starts12Tied-2nd
WHIP1.3928th
BAA.26529th

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