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Game Thread: Kingham vs. Hamels

MLB: New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh is set to square off against Chicago in the final game of the two-game set. The Pirates are sending Nick Kingham to the mound to face the Cubs’ Cole Hamels, who is making his Chicago debut.

Hamels is coming off of a horrid month in The Lone Star State, going 1-3 with an 11.12 ERA in July. However, Kingham didn’t exactly thrive over that same time period, going 3-2 while posting a 6.20 ERA.

A Pittsburgh win tonight completes the two game sweep and moves the team to five games back of Chicago.

Here are the lineups for tonight’s 7:05pm contest:


  1. Anthony Rizzo 1B
  2. Ben Zobrist 2B
  3. Jason Heyward RF
  4. Javier Baez 3B
  5. Ian Happ CF
  6. Kyle Schwarber LF
  7. Willson Contreras C
  8. Cole Hamels P
  9. Addison Russell SS


  1. Jordan Luplow LF
  2. Starling Marte CF
  3. Gregory Polanco RF
  4. David Freese 3B
  5. Francisco Cervelli C
  6. Jose Osuna 1B
  7. Sean Rodriguez 2B
  8. Jordy Mercer SS
  9. Nick Kingham P