Chicago Cubs: Key to success against the Pittsburgh Pirates

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Sep 23, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs left fielder

Kyle Schwarber

(12) makes a catch on fly ball off the bat of Milwaukee Brewers catcher

Martin Maldonado

(not pictured) during the seventh inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

After winning series against the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates last week, the Chicago Cubs’ shot at hosting the Wild Card game will be decided in a weekend tilt against the Bucs.

Winners of seven of their last 10, Joe Maddon‘s club has been flying high against top-level competition of-late, prompting many to label the Cubs as baseball’s best team.

So with a showdown looming against the Pirates, fans will no-doubt pack Wrigley Field this weekend for the most pivotal series of the season for the young ball club. With a playoff atmosphere in store, Chicago will see what it could host in early October should fate fall their way.

Here’s a look at how the Cubs have fared against Pittsburgh so far in 2015, including on the mound and at the dish.

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