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Game Thread: Pirates eye sweep as Kingham makes debut

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MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Pittsburgh Pirates Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Kingham will make his MLB debut against Luke Weaver and the Cardinals this afternoon while the Pirates look to break out the brooms.

Weaver has struggled in his last two starts while not being able to get through 5 IP. His 2018 line through five starts is 2-1, 4.85 ERA, 24 SO, in 26 IP.

Kingham has shoved so far in AAA, going 2-1, 1.59 ERA, 27 SO, in 22.2 IP.

Here are the lineups:

Cardinals

  1. Matt Carpenter 1B
  2. Tommy Pham CF
  3. Paul DeJong SS
  4. Marcell Ozuna LF
  5. Yadier Molina C
  6. Jedd Gyorko 3B
  7. Greg Garcia 2B
  8. Harrison Bader RF
  9. Luke Weaver P

Pirates

  1. Adam Frazier 2B
  2. Gregory Polanco RF
  3. Starling Marte CF
  4. Josh Bell 1B
  5. Corey Dickerson LF
  6. Elias Diaz C
  7. Colin Moran 3B
  8. Jordy Mercer SS
  9. Nick Kingham P