Pittsburgh; Friday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
LINE: Pirates -110, Cubs -109; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to stop their seven-game losing streak when they take on the Chicago Cubs.
Pittsburgh has a 28-44 record at home and a 55-95 record overall. The Pirates have a 38-13 record in games when they scored five or more runs.
Chicago has a 34-41 record in road games and a 65-85 record overall. The Cubs have gone 29-16 in games when they did not give up a home run.
The teams square off Friday for the 17th time this season. The season series is tied 8-8.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bryan Reynolds has 17 doubles, four triples and 24 home runs while hitting .263 for the Pirates. Rodolfo Castro is 11-for-42 with three doubles, a triple and three home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 3-7, .198 batting average, 5.57 ERA, outscored by 17 runs
Cubs: 7-3, .207 batting average, 2.53 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
INJURIES: Pirates: Eric Stout: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), JT Brubaker: 15-Day IL (lat), Colin Holderman: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Yerry De Los Santos: 60-Day IL (lat), Max Kranick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-Day IL (wrist), Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Cubs: Drew Smyly: day-to-day (shoulder), Rafael Ortega: 60-Day IL (finger), Nico Hoerner: day-to-day (tricep), Nick Madrigal: 10-Day IL (groin), Willson Contreras: 10-Day IL (foot), Justin Steele: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Alec Mills: 60-Day IL (back), Steven Brault: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Hendricks: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Heyward: 60-Day IL (knee), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow)