The Chicago Cubs edged the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, and now Kyle Hendricks will get the ball for the second game of the series on Friday night.
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Cubs vs. Pirates odds, run line, and total
Cubs vs. Pirates prediction and pick
Kyle Hendricks continues to be one of the more underrated pitchers in Major League Baseball and now he gets to face a Pirates team that he has already shut down once this season. In his previous start against the Pirates, he gave up just one earned runs in 6.1 innings pitched.
A similar performance from him today will lead the Cubs to victory.
Meanwhile, Mitch Keller gets the start for the Pirates and he's been ice cold since the All-Star Break. In the second half of the season, he sports an ugly 6.98 ERA.
Things won't get any easier for him today against a Cubs offense that's second in OPS (.814) during that same time frame.
The Cubs should dispose of the Pirates again tonight.
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