Squirrel chase briefly interrupts Cubs-Pirates game at PNC

PITTSBURGH — Call it a curious move.

The game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates was delayed a few minutes in the second inning Monday night when a squirrel ran onto the field at PNC Park.

The squirrel appeared to enter from the stands on the third plinth side. He then stormed into the left field corner.

Three members of the ground crew were able to persuade the creature to leave the field through the hoop gate.

The Squirrel brought good luck to the home side as the Pirates scored three runs in the inning to break a goalless tie.

“The squirrel, what was its sprint speed?” Shelton collapsed. “That’s what we had to get in the Statcast era. Definitely one of the worst rundowns I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen a few bad ones.”

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Emma Bowman

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