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Game Thread: Kuhl tries to stay hot against Beer Makers

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MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Chad Kuhl (5-4,3.76) will go for the Pirates in the rubber game of their series with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers will send Brent Suter (7-4, 4.30) to the mound at 7:05 p.m..

Suter has picked up wins in five of his last six starts, but he has only gone six innings in a start once this season. He pitched two shutout innings in relief against the Pirates on May 4.

The Pirates have loaded their lineup up with seven right-handed bats. Righties have recorded a .790 OPS against Suter this year, and even during his six game stretch, right-handers have a .380 wOBA against him.

Kuhl has had plenty of success in his career against the Brewers, going 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA in six career starts against the Beer Makers. He pitched seven innings of shutout, one-hit ball in Milwaukee on May 6, striking out eight.

In roster news, Corey Dickerson has been placed on the Family Medical Emergency Leave list. Adam Frazier has been recalled from AAA Indianapolis.

Brewers:

RF Eric Thames

LF Christian Yelich

CF Lorenzo Cain

3B Travis Shaw

1B Jesus Aguilar

2B Jonathan Villar

C Manny Pina

SS Orlando Arcia

P Brent Suter

Pirates:

2B Josh Harrison

RF Austin Meadows

CF Starling Marte

3B David Freese

C Elias Diaz

1B Jose Osuna

SS Jordy Mercer

LF Sean Rodriguez

P Chad Kuhl