The Pittsburgh Pirates used a strong batting performance to defeat the Chicago Cubs.
Pittsburgh defeated the 2023 Major League Baseball Cubs 13-7 on April 21
at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 스포츠토토
Pittsburgh pounded the Cubs’ mound with an incredible offensive outburst, scoring 13 runs on 15 hits on the day.
Trailing 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning, the Pirates pounded out six
straight hits from leadoff hitter Keybrian Hayes to Leover Peguero to
quickly take a 4-1 lead. One inning later, Joshua Palacios hit a three-run
homer to cap a seven-run fourth inning.
Trailing 8-5 after five runs in the bottom of the fifth, Pittsburgh scored
three runs in the top of the sixth, including a two-run homer by Conor Jo.
Pittsburgh added two more runs in the top of the ninth to put the game out of reach.
Of Pittsburgh’s nine starters on the day, 토토 only catcher Jason Delay, the
No. 9 hitter, failed to collect a hit.
Bae, 24, who went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts in the previous
day’s game, sat out.
Pittsburgh remained in fourth place in the National League Central with a 71-81 record.
They are tied for eighth in the National League wild-card race. With just 10
games remaining in the regular season, the Pirates are virtually out of
contention for a postseason berth.
The third wild-card spot is held by the Chicago Cubs (79 wins, 73 losses),
who are eight games out of the postseason with Pittsburgh’s win today, but
are virtually impossible to overturn.
On the other hand, the Cubs’ postseason hopes were shot in the foot with
this loss. They are now a half-game behind the fourth-place Miami
Marlins (79-74) and a game behind the fifth-place Cincinnati Reds (79-75)
in the wild-card race. 스포츠토토링크