Josh Bellset a National League record for most extra-base hits prior to the All-Star break. Chris Archerstruggled. Corey Dickersonwalked it off. In the end, the Pirates defeated the Cubs, 6-5, Wednesday evening at PNC Park, keeping a four-game sweep alive as they head into Thursday's finale.
Our own Dejan Kovacevic and Matt Sunday were live on the scene, and they'll have the full, comprehensive and exclusive coverage of all the madness over on our team page.
For now, though, just enjoy a video package of every scoring play — in order — from this one. In just two minutes, the message is well conveyed: These Pittsburgh Pirates just refuse to quit.
At 42-43, they're one game under .500, three games out of first in the NL Central and two games out of the second NL Wild Card slot. They're also 7-3 in their last 10, so that's not too bad, either.
Just click play below and enjoy the show:
MATT SUNDAY GALLERY
[caption id="attachment_851466" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Pirates vs. Cubs, PNC Park, July 3, 2019 - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]