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Game Thread: Pirates face Tigers, looking for third straight win

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The Pirates seek their third straight win and their fifth in six games, concluding the home portion of a four-game set with Detroit. Chad Kuhl faces left-hander Matt Boyd in tonight’s 7:05 game.

Kuhl was strong the last time out, keeping the Reds of the board in seven innings.

Righties Jose Osuna and Sean Rodriguez are in the lineup, switch-hitting Josh Bell is not.

The full lineups:

Tigers

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Jim Adduci, RF
  3. Justin Upton, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  6. Mikie Mahtook, CF
  7. James McCann, C
  8. Andrew Romine, SS
  9. Matt Boyd, P

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Pirates

  1. Starling Marte, LF
  2. Josh Harrison, 2B
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. David Freese, 3B
  5. Jose Osuna, 1B
  6. Sean Rodriguez, RF
  7. Jordy Mercer, SS
  8. Francisco Cervelli, C
  9. Chad Kuhl, P