The crack of the bat, the thrill of the hit! Our Pittsburgh Pirates begin their final home series this season tonight at PNC Park when they clash with the NL Central-winning Chicago Cubs. These are your keys for tonight's game. 1)Another home game, another loss for the Pirates as they dropped their finale with the Nats yesterday, 10-7. Mrs. Black-N-Gold is a little weary from this horrible weekend so forgive her if she's unable to do the math. Regardless of whether the Bucs are still in contention for a Wild Card spot at 4.5 games back with 7 games to play, they still need to right the ship, find the win column and finish strong. Raise the Jolly Roger! 2)The Pirates put up plenty of runs yesterday. Unfortunately, it still wasn't enough. Gotta have more Hit, Run & Score! 3)The Buccos bullpen was unable to hold the lead in yesterday's loss. You got to know when to hold 'em! Let's Go Bucs!!!!!