Starlin Castro strikes out swinging to end the game. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune /June 8, 2014)
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Pirates lead 4-2.
Monday: 6:05 p.m., WCIU-26.
RH Edwin Jackson (4-5, 4.59) vs. RH Charlie Morton (2-7, 3.31).
Tuesday: 6:05 p.m., CSN.
LH Travis Wood (5-5, 5.04) vs. LH Francisco Liriano (1-6, 4.54).
Wednesday: 6:05 p.m., CSN.
RH Jason Hammel (6-3, 2.53) vs. RH Brandon Cumpton (1-2, 6.51).
Thursday: 6:05 p.m., WGN-9.
RH Jeff Samardzija (2-5, 2.54) vs. RH Edison Volquez (3-5, 4.27).
Who's hot: Anthony Rizzo is hitting .333 with two homers in his last seven games. The Pirates' Pedro Alvarez is 10-for-27 with seven RBIs in June.
Who's not: Starlin Castro has just six hits in his last 29 at-bats. The Pirates' Starling Marte (0-for-14) and Ike Davis (0-for-19) don't have a hit in June.
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