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Game Thread: Trevor Williams faces Carlos Martinez, Pirates look to take series

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Trevor Williams, guy we’re pretty comfortable with as a fifth starter, takes the mound in today’s 1:35 p.m. game against Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez. A series win would be important for whatever hopes of contention the Pirates have.

The lineups:

Cardinals

  1. Matt Carpenter, 1B
  2. Tommy Pham, LF
  3. Dexter Fowler, CF
  4. Jedd Gyorko, 3B
  5. Yadier Molina, C
  6. Kolten Wong, 2B
  7. Paul DeJong, SS
  8. Magneuris Sierra, RF
  9. Carlos Martinez, P

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Pirates

  1. Adam Frazier, 2B
  2. John Jaso, LF
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Josh Bell, 1B
  5. Francisco Cervelli, C
  6. Gregory Polanco, RF
  7. Jordy Mercer, SS
  8. Max Moroff, 3B
  9. Trevor Williams, P