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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:


  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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  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