Clint Barmes homered and drew a bases-loaded walk for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who completed a three-game sweep in an interleague matchup of wild-card leaders with a 7-5 victory over the slumping Texas Rangers on Wednesday.
With the trade deadline approaching, there are rumors swirling about which players the Pirates may be interested in acquiring. David Kaplan of CSN Chicago reported today that one of those players is Cubs starter Matt Garza.
Travis Snider hit a pinch-hit grand slam during a five-run sixth and the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled a strong return to the mound for Matt Garza with a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones homered, Erik Bedard pitched six shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 10-4 Sunday and sent the Cubs to their 12th consecutive defeat.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs engaged in a pitching duel Wednesday night at PNC Park. However, the team that does not call Pittsburgh home pulled out the win.
One day after the Pirates blew a three-run lead in the eighth inning to the Chicago Cubs, they reversed the trend by overcoming a late inning deficit of their own.