Cubs Game Notes For Saturday vs. Pittsburgh

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stats_logo_400x225*The Pirates rank first in baseball with 21 day game wins. Their pitchers have an MLB-best 3.28 ERA during day games and are tops in baseball allowing a .214 opponents batting average during day games.

* The two teams have combined for just 5.1 runs per game in their ten meetings this season.

* Jason Grilli has set a franchise record for the most saves prior to the All-Star break with 28 (saves became an official statistic in 1969).

* Alfonso Soriano has three home runs and nine RBI over his last 10 games. 

* Starling Marte has a 10-game hitting streak. Of his 19 total hits during this streak, nine have been for extra bases.

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