The Pittsburgh Pirates open a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs tonight at PNC Park. First pitch is 7:05pm. WISR pre-game is 6:40pm. Joe Musgrove will start for the Pirates.
The Bucs and Cubs play Saturday afternoon at 1:35pm. (WISR pre-game is 1:10pm) They will play Sunday night’s game in Williamsport, home of the Little League World Series. Game time is 7:10pm. WISR pre-game is 6:10pm.
The Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals begin the night tied for first place in the National League Central Division. The Pirates are 50-70 and 13-1/2 back.
Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers became the first player in the major league’s to hit 40 home runs this season. Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds leads the National League batting race by three points. Josh Bell remains tied for the major league lead in RBI’s.
Chinese-Taipei won the PONY League World Series in Washington, Pa last night with a 9-1 victory over Bay City, Michigan in the championship game.
Only one game was played at the Little League World Series on opening day because of weather. Curacao defeated Australia 11-0 in four innings before the rain moved in.