Pittsburgh is continuing their chase for a wild card spot, but in the beginning of a weekend series against the Chicago Cubs, they're off to a rocky start.
The Pirates are heading into the sixth inning of their contest against the Cubs and a Pedro Alvarez double just broke up a no-hitter. They trail 4-0 in the game and also haven't looked real strong in the field, either, with three errors already to their credit. Rookie Starling Marte has two of those on a bobble and a throw. Brock Holt, another rookie for the club, has the other.
Chicago starter Travis Wood is the one keeping the Pirates off balance. into the fifth inning, he's given up only the one hit and has five strikeouts with only a single walk. Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett has looked strong so far, giving up two runs through five innings.
Clearly, the Bucs have a lot of work to do offensively to get back into the game.