Cubs beat the Pirates 3-2 in 12 to drop the Magic Number for an NL Wild Card berth to 10! Jake Arrieta tossed another quality start and Kris Bryant went 3-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored.
With the win, the Cubs are 3 GB of the Pirates for home field advantage in the NL Wild Card game and 7 GB of the Cardinals for the NL Central lead.
Up next: the series finale vs. Pittsburgh tomorrow, followed by a ten-game homestand starting Friday with three against the Cards. Go Cubs!
The Cubs Magic Number for the NL Central is