Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday @ Pittsburgh

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* The Cubs haven’t lost a regular season road series (won 9 straight) since last August and they are on the verge of securing yet another road series win with a victory at PNC Park tonight.

*Since May 23 of last year, Jake Arrieta is 14-0 with a 1.26 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP in his road starts.

* The Pirates’ offense has a big challenge ahead of them tonight against Arrieta. However, they have put 28 runs on the board when Jonathon Niese takes the mound this season (5 starts).

* The versatile Sean Rodriguez has already collected at least one hit while playing five different positions this season.

* The Pirates are leading the majors in on-base percentage at .373 with the Cubs second at .361.