The Pirates were eliminated from the postseason in the NL wild-card game Wednesday night. They won 98 games in the regular season but are still looking to get over the hump in the postseason.
The visiting Cubs send Jake Arrieta to the hill against the home Pirates and Gerrit Cole. Let's break it down.
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