2-Minute Drill: Tempers Flare as Cubs, Arrieta Blank Pirates in NL Wild Card Game

Your daily regional sports update.

  • For the second consecutive year, the Pirates season ended with a shutout at home in the National League Wild Card Game. Cubs’ righty Jake Arrieta continued his historic pace, blanking Gerrit Cole and the Pirates 4-0 last night at PNC Park. The Pirates were dominated in last year’s NL Wild Card Game by Madison Bumgarner and the Giants in a 8-0 defeat.
  • The PIAA voted Wednesday to expand the number of classifications in nine sports including expanding to six classifications in five sports including football and boys’ and girls’ basketball.
  • D9Sports.com previews this week’s high school football action.
  • The Penguins will play their season opener tonight on the road as they take on the Dallas Stars at 8:30 p.m. on ROOT Sports. Phil Kessel, who was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1, will make his highly-anticipated Penguins debut.
  • Injured Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger could still be on track for an October 25 return.
  • Ted Berg of “For the Win” says the 98-win Pirates got a raw deal.

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