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Game Thread: Williams vs Kluber

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MLB: Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Trevor Williams will take the hill tonight against the first place Indians as the Bucs eye their 10th straight victory. Cleveland has a massive 9.5 game lead in the weak AL Central but has come down to earth as of late while only playing .500 ball in their last 10.

Meanwhile, the white hot Pirates are set to face off against Corey Kluber. Kluber is putting together an excellent 2018 campaign (12-5, 2.76 ERA, 133.2 IP, 132 SO) but is coming off of a rough outing against the Yankees where he got tagged with six earned runs over 7.1 IP.

Williams pitched well his last time out, throwing five scoreless innings against the Nationals while earning the victory.

Game time is 7:10 pm EDT.

Here are the lineups:

PIRATES

  1. Corey Dickerson LF
  2. Starling Marte CF
  3. Gregory Polanco RF
  4. Elias Diaz C
  5. Colin Moran DH
  6. Josh Bell 1B
  7. David Freese 3B
  8. Josh Harrison 2B
  9. Jordy Mercer SS

INDIANS

  1. Francisco Lindor SS
  2. Michael Brantley LF
  3. Jose Ramirez 3B
  4. Yandy Diaz DH
  5. Yonder Alonso 1B
  6. Melky Cabrera RF
  7. Jason Kipnis 2B
  8. Yan Gomes C
  9. Tyler Naquin CF