The Pittsburgh Pirates (44-46) take on the Chicago Cubs (48-43) in a three-game series at Wrigley Field.  The Pirates will send out Jordan Lyles for his 15th start today. In his last outing on July 4th, he gave up seven runs on ten hits in four innings against the Cubs. Lyles faced the Cubs back in April and gave up one run over six innings, while striking out ten batters. The Cubs will counter with veteran lefty Jon Lester, who has a 3.72 ERA in 94.1 innings, with 93 strikeouts and a 1.31 WHIP. He faced the Chicago White Sox in his last start and allowed one run over 6.1 innings. Lester started against the Pirates in April, but left after two scoreless innings with a hamstring injury. He has a 2.42 ERA at home this season and a 5.09 ERA on the road.

 

Here are the lineups:

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