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Gamethread: Pirates look to extend winning streak

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Pirates hope game gets out of...Hand.

Vincent Pugliese

The Pirates enter tonight's game with a seven game winning streak and the best record in baseball, 49-30. If the Bucs win tonight it will be the franchises longest winning streak since 2004. They won 10 games in a row that season.

Pitching matchup: Francisco Liriano (6-3) v. Donovan Hand (0-0)

Tonight's starting lineup:

Starling Marte LF

Russell Martin C

Andrew McCutchen CF

Garrett Jones RF

Pedro Alvarez 3B

Neil Walker 2B

Gaby Sanchez 1B

Jordy Mercer SS

Francisco Liriano P