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Game 38: Pirates at Cubs

By Kipper @pghsportsforum
Pirates look to avoid the sweep in Chicago, and in the meantime, to end a 4-game losing streak.
Probables: AJ Burnett (2-1, 1.60 ERA) vs. Jake Arrieta (4-3, 3.00 ERA)
Game preview:
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index...1&mode=preview
"Burnett looks to cool down Cubs, Arrieta
By Sarah Trotto / Special to MLB.com | 5/16/2015 4:57 PM ET
CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta has yet to lose an outing in his career against the Pirates. The Cubs right-hander's four victories against Pittsburgh are his most against any opponent.
Arrieta (4-3, 3.00 ERA) will try to build on that success when he takes the mound on Sunday in the teams' series finale. In his last outing against the Pirates, Arrieta allowed a run and struck out seven in seven innings on April 20.
A.J. Burnett (2-1, 1.60) will start for Pittsburgh. The right-hander is 7-4 with a 3.13 ERA in 14 career starts against the Cubs. His streak of seven consecutive starts without allowing more than two runs to begin the season ties the all-time Pittsburgh record, shared with Bob Walk (1988).
Three Things to Look For
• The Cubs' 33 stolen bases ranked second in the National League and third in the Majors entering Saturday. The Reds had 43 and the Astros had 38. The Cubs stole 65 bases last season to rank 24th in all of baseball.
• Since the start of the 2012 season, the Pirates' 36 homers at Wrigley Field through Friday ranked as the most among visiting teams.
• Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is fourth in the National League for most home runs since 2013. He has 63, one fewer than the Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt and the Padres Justin Upton and nine behind the Marlins Giancarlo Stanton. Rizzo hit his team-leading eighth home run on Friday. His .468 on-base percentage is tops in the Majors.
Sarah Trotto is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs."

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