canada africa partner reservation Chicago Cubs join the Wild List in baseball history during loss to Pirates on Saturday

Chicago Cubs join the Wild List in baseball history during loss to Pirates on Saturday

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Saturday’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates was supposed to be all about Pirates’ top prospect Paul Skenes making his Major League debut, but after that it became one of the wildest games in recent history.

Skenes struck out seven and allowed three runs in four innings against the Cubs, showing off his signature fastball velocity. The Pirates ultimately won the game 10-9 and moved to 18-22 on the year, while the Cubs fell to 23-17.

So how did we go from a game that was supposed to be about pitching to a game that resulted in a football score? Well, after Skenes, the Pirates pitchers couldn’t throw strikes. In the fifth inning, the home team of Pirates walked six with the bases loaded as part of a seven-run inning for Chicago.

Thanks to all the free passes, the Cubs also joined a rare group in baseball history, according to Sarah Langs of MLB.com:

The Cubs’ 6 bases-loaded walks in the 5th were the most by any team in an inning since the White Sox had 8 in the 7th inning on 04-22-1959

h/t @EliasSpots

Despite the control issues, the Pirates ultimately won thanks to three extra points in their own half of the fifth and another point in the sixth.

The two teams will play again on Sunday afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 1:35 PM ET. Kyle Hendricks is pitching for the Cubs, while lefty Bailey Falter is pitching for the Pirates.

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