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Game Thread: Jameson Taillon, Pirates seek series win

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Jameson Taillon faces lefty Clayton Richard in today’s 1:35 p.m. rubber match with the Padres.

UPDATE: Sean Rodriguez is available today and Max Moroff has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. George Kontos is expected to join the team Monday.

The lineups:


  1. Manuel Margot, CF
  2. Carlos Asuaje, 2B
  3. Jose Pirela, LF
  4. Cory Spangenberg, 3B
  5. Wil Myers, 1B
  6. Hunter Renfroe, RF
  7. Austin Hedges, C
  8. Dusty Coleman, SS
  9. Clayton Richard, P

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  1. Starling Marte, LF
  2. Josh Harrison, 2B
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. David Freese, 3B
  5. Jose Osuna, 1B
  6. Gregory Polanco, RF
  7. Jordy Mercer, SS
  8. Chris Stewart, C
  9. Jameson Taillon, P