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Game Thread: Musgrove Goes For Series Win

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MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Musgrove (5-7, 3.56) and the Pirates will go for the series win in St. Louis Thursday at 7:15 p.m., facing the Cardinals’ John Gant (5-5, 3.56).

It’s been an interesting year for Gant, bouncing in and out of the rotation most of the year. He is on a hot streak, though, allowing two or fewer runs in his last four starts. The trade off is he has not gone deep into many games (22.2 IP, 5 ER).

Corey Dickerson is sitting this game out, with Adam Frazier starting in left. (Clint Hurdle must have read Jason Rollison’s piece from earlier today.)

Musgrove is looking to get back on track after allowing four runs in four innings in his last start Aug. 24.

Lineups

Pirates

CF Starling Marte

LF Adam Frazier

RF Gregory Polanco

C Francisco Cervelli

1B Josh Bell

3B Colin Moran

SS Jordy Mercer

2B Kevin Newman

P Joe Musgrove

Cardinals

3B Matt Carpenter

C Yadier Molina

RF Jose Martinez

1B Matt Adams

LF Tyler O’Neill

SS Paul DeJong

2B Greg Garcia

CF Harrison Bader

P John Gant