June 21, 1979: Off-Day as Pirates Head Home to Face Cubs

The Pirates are off as they travel home following a 5-3 West Coast trip.  They won the last five and are currently 33-28.  They’re in second place, a half game ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies and St Louis Cardinals.  They’re four and a half behind the first-place Montreal Expos.  The Chicago Cubs are 32-30, in fifth place and six games back.

Starters for the three-game series at Three Rivers Stadium will be Ken Holtzman, Mike Krukow and Rick Reuschel against Bert Blyleven, Don Robinson and Bruce Kison.