The Chicago Cubs are set to square off against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on May 12, 2024, starting at 1:35 PM, under expected light rain conditions. The Cubs have not yet announced their starting pitcher for the game, while Mitch Keller, holding a 4.408 ERA, will take the mound for the Pirates.

Currently, in the 2024 NL Central Division, the Cubs are in 5th place with a record of 23-16, reflecting a .590 winning percentage. They hold a divisional record of 3-1, ranking 2nd within the division. The team’s recent performance includes 5 wins in their last 10 matches, and they are riding a one-win streak. At home, the Cubs have a strong 13-6 record, whereas they are balanced with 10 wins and 10 losses on the road. They have a better performance in day games with 11 wins compared to 12 victories in night games, scoring a total of 181 runs and conceding 163.

On the other hand, the Pirates are positioned 11th in the division with a 17-22 record, achieving a .440 winning percentage. Their division record is 2-3, placing them 4th. The Pirates have clinched only 3 victories in their recent 10 games and are currently on a three-game losing streak. They hold an 8-11 record on their home turf and a 9-11 record when playing away. The team has better outcomes in day games with 10 wins versus 7 in night games. In terms of scoring, they have accumulated 136 runs while allowing 163 runs conceded.