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.