The Pittsburgh Pirates (44-45) take on the Chicago Cubs (47-43) in a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Chris Archer will be on the mound today for the series opener. His last start was against the Cubs nine day ago and he allowed three runs over five innings while picking up eight strikeouts. He has a 7.89 ERA in six road starts this season. The Cubs will counter with Yu Darvish, who has a 5.01 ERA in 97 innings, with 111 strikeouts and a 1.34 WHIP. He started against Archer nine days ago and allowed four runs over 6.2 innings. Darvish also faced the Pirates in April and gave up five runs in 5.1 innings. He has a 6.23 ERA in nine home starts.
Here are the lineups:
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