The Pittsburgh Pirates (66-91) take on the Chicago Cubs (82-75) for three games at PNC Park, with the series finale taking place tonight at 7:05 PM. The Pirates will send out Joe Musgrove, who has a 4.49 ERA in 164.1 innings, with 149 strikeouts and a 1.23 WHIP. He has allowed two runs over ten innings in his last two starts combined. Musgrove has faced the Cubs three times this season and combined he has allowed two earned runs over 16.2 innings.
The Cubs will counter with veteran lefty Jose Quintana, who has a 4.55 ERA in 166 innings, with 148 strikeouts and a 1.36 WHIP. In his last three starts combined, he has lasted just 8.2 innings, giving up 14 runs. Included in that stretch was five runs over 2.1 innings against the Pirates on September 15th. Quintana has thrown shutout ball against the Pirates twice this year, and also allowed three runs each in back-to-back starts in July that consisted of 13 innings total. In his five starts versus the Pirates, he has a 3.38 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP in 29.1 innings.
Here are the lineups:
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