On Good Friday, there's plenty of MLB action for fans to enjoy including the 2017 World Series winning Chicago Cubs in action. They'll host an early afternoon home game at Wrigley Field as the struggling Pittsburgh pirates are in town. Fans in local regions will be able to catch the action, with Pirates vs. Cubs live streaming online options also available for many fans to see the game.

Pittsburgh vs. Chicago matchup

The Chicago Cubs are currently 6-3 for their latest MLB season coming off the huge World Series win months ago. For today's game, they'll send Kyle Hendricks to the mound who has one win so far this season to go with a 6.00 ERA.

The team recently took a 2-1 series over the Los Angeles Dodgers, grabbing a 4-0 shutout win in their game last night. Anthony Rizzo had a solo home run in the first while shortstop Addison Russell added another in the fourth. Pitcher Brett Anderson got the win after five innings of work in which he gave up three hits but no runs while striking out two.

For the Pittsburgh Pirates (3-6), they'll look to snap a four-game losing streak today on the road. Most recently it was falling to a comeback from the Red Sox to suffer a 4-3 loss in Boston. Pittsburgh held a 3-1 lead heading into the eighth inning until a Hanley Ramirez double provided Boston the three-run lead. They'll have Gerrit Cole making a start, which could give a better chance for a W.

Cole is 0-1 with a 6.55 ERA to start his season, but could turn things around with a better performance today. Over the course of his career, he's had success against Chicago, going 8-3 with a 3.00 ERA.

Coming into the game, the Cubs are the favorites to win today. Chicago is priced at -178 on the Moneyline for the Vegas odds.

The underdog Pittsburgh Pirates are +165 or so at various sports books. The over/under runs total is at seven runs for the complete game.

How to watch it live

Today's Pirates vs. Cubs game has a scheduled start time of 2:20 p.m. Eastern Time. For coverage of the match in Pittsburgh areas, ROOTPIT is the top television option.

For coverage in the Chicago Cubs' regions, WGN is the top choice. These channels may also be available live streaming online through participating cable or satellite providers via their websites or compatible mobile apps.

To watch the MLB game live streaming for fans out of the team market areas, the MLB.TV service is a live streaming games package to take a look at. It offers different packages including a full season with all teams, a monthly package, or just an individual team's games for the season. Fans can check out MLB.MLB.com for more information on the various game packages.

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