A brief look at the World Series contenders from the National League.
In the fourth inning of this afternoon's game against the Cubs, the Pittsburgh Pirates infield turned a 5-4-3 triple play to end a scoring threat.
Gerrit Cole will make his return to the Pirates rotation in place of Charlie Morton (DL) on Wednesday in the series finale against the visiting Braves.
The game between the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates was delayed due to two very persistent pigeons.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to wait to make a decision on whether or not to put Andrew McCutchen on the disabled list. McCutchen suffered an avulsion fracture involving costochondral cartilage of one of his ribs. It happened after
Edinson Volquez was on point in the series finale, allowing just one hit over seven innings to lead the Pirates to a 7-2 victory over the Marlins.
The Marlins rallied from behind for a five-run eighth inning to go from being behind 2-1 to ahead 6-2 as the Pirates went through four relievers.
The Pittsburgh Pirats and St. Louis Cardinals are the two teams aggressively going after Jon Lester
Watch Andrew McCutchen freak out
Today is the day for barbecuing in the backyard with friends and family, sporting red, white and blue, and watching baseball. All of these things could be defined as being patriotic, but there is one element of Independence Day