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Gamethread: Cole looks to continue throttling Brewers in Game 3

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Having already won the first two of a four game home series against the front-running Milwaukee Brewers, Gerrit Cole gets the ball in game three at 7:05 p.m.

Ryan Braun is out of the lineup for the visitors, replaced by Jesus Aguilar at first base, with Eric Thames moving to left field.

The Pirates have Jose Osuna spelling Josh Bell, playing first base and batting cleanup.



1 R Domingo Santana, RF

2 L Eric Thames, LF

3 R Jesus Aguilar, 1B

4 L Travis Shaw, 3B

5 R Hernan Perez, 2B

6 R Jett Bandy, C

7 R Keon Broxton, CF

8 R Orlando Arcia, SS

9 R Zach Davies, RHP



1 R Starling Marte, LF

2 R Josh Harrison, 2B

3 R Andrew McCutchen, CF

4 R Jose Osuna, 1B

5 R David Freese, 3B

6 L Gregory Polanco, RF

7 R Francisco Cervelli, C

8 R Jordy Mercer, SS

9 R Gerrit Cole, RHP