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Game Thread: Jameson Taillon looks to end Pirates’ losing streak

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Losers of five in a row and 10 of 11, the Pirates open their final homestand of 2017 with Jameson Taillon taking the mound against Brent Suter at 7:05 p.m.

The Pirates will send a right-handed-leaning group against the tall, skinny lefthander.

The lineups:


  1. Eric Sogard, SS
  2. Neil Walker, 2B
  3. Ryan Braun, LF
  4. Travis Shaw, 3B
  5. Eric Thames, 1B
  6. Hernan Perez, RF
  7. Stephen Vogt, C
  8. Brett Phillips, CF
  9. Brent Suter, P

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  1. Jordy Mercer, SS
  2. Jordan Luplow, LF
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. David Freese, 3B
  5. Jose Osuna, 1B
  6. Gregory Polanco, RF
  7. Sean Rodriguez, 2B
  8. Elias Diaz, C
  9. Jameson Taillon, P