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Game Thread: Archer Takes On Nats

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Archer will get the start as the Pirates try to clinch their first series win in Washington since 2013.

Archer (1-0, 2.45) sparked a benches clearing incident in his last start against the Reds, but still gave the Pirates a quality start. Anibal Sanchez (0-1, 6.52) will start for the Nats. He’s been hit hard in his first two starts, both against Philadelphia.

Colin Moran will get the start at third, batting fifth. This season, he is second among third basemen with at least 20 PAs in OPS (1.076).

First pitch is at 4:05 p.m..



2B Adam Frazier

CF Starling Marte

C Francisco Cervelli

1B Josh Bell

3B Colin Moran

RF Melky Cabrera

LF J.B. Shuck

SS Erik Gonzalez

P Chris Archer


RF Adam Eaton

2B Howie Kendrick

3B Anthony Rendon

LF Juan Soto

1B Matt Adams

C Kurt Suzuki

SS Wilmer Difo

P Anibal Sanchez

CF Victor Robles