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Chi Cubs vs. Pittsburgh, 08/03/2015 19:05 EDT, Score: 0 - 0

Money Line: +120 Chi Cubs

Sportsbook: Betonline

Result: Push

Monday MLB Free Play from Doc's Sports Take #951 Chicago Cubs over Pittsburgh Pirates (Monday, 7:05pm EST) A huge series gets underway in Pittsburgh as the Pirates host the Chicago Cubs in the first of three games on Monday night. Both teams are right in the thick of things in the Wild Card race in the National League, as the Pirates currently are four games ahead of both the Cubs and Giants. The pitching matchup couldn't get much better with Francisco Liriano and Jon Lester squaring off. Lester is coming off of his most dominating effort of the season in his last start versus the Rockies. He struck out 14 batters in his eight innings of work, allowing just five hits and two runs while earning a win. Over his last three starts he has a 1.61 ERA to go along with a ridiculous 27-2 K-BB ratio. Liriano has been in good form as well, but not anywhere close to the level of his counterpart. The Pirates have produced more than the Cubs offensively this season, but Chicago is starting to bridge that gap. They brought up Kyle Schwarber recently and he's ignited the offense with some big hits. The Cubs have won five straight and have one of the hottest pitchers in the league going in Lester. This could be a preview of the NL Wild Card game in October. But for Monday, the value is with the Cubs at this price.


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