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Game Thread: Jameson Taillon squares off with Jon Lester in rubber match (Update: No, he doesn’t)

Philadelphia Phillies v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

Jameson Taillon leads the Pirates into today’s 1:10 p.m. game looking for a series win. Taillon’s mound opponent, Jon Lester (along with Anthony Rizzo), is also a cancer survivor.

UPDATE: Taillon has been scratched with flu-like symptoms. Chad Kuhl will make an emergency start on just two days rest.

The lineups:


  1. Josh Harrison, LF
  2. Francisco Cervelli, C
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. David Freese, 3B
  5. Josh Bell, 1B
  6. Jose Osuna, RF
  7. Jordy Mercer, SS
  8. Max Moroff, 2B
  9. Jameson Taillon, P Chad Kuhl, P

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  1. Jon Jay, CF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Ian Happ, 2B
  5. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  6. Willson Contreras, C
  7. Jason Heyward, RF
  8. Addison Russell, SS
  9. Jon Lester, P