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Game Thread: Bell Could Break Franchise Records

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Bell will look to conclude his historic month of May on a high note when the Pirates take on the Brewers Friday at 7:05 p.m..

Bell is tied for a pair of Pirate single month records. His 92 total bases in May have matched Ralph Kiner’s mark in June of 1947, and his 24 extra-base hits are only equaled by Paul Waner (June 1927, Aug. 1928).

Per Joe Block, Bell is just two extra-base hits shy of Ty Cobb’s record for the most XBH in the month of May (since 1913).

Bell is 3-13 with a home run in his career against Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin (3-6, 4.88).

Chris Archer (1-5, 5.75) will try to get back on track after being tagged for 13 earned runs in 13.2 IP this May (8.56 ERA).



CF Lorenzo Cain

RF Christian Yelich

LF Ryan Braun

3B Mike Moustakas

C Yasmani Grandal

2B Keston Hiura

1B Jesus Aguilar

SS Orlando Arcia

P Jhoulys Chacin


SS Kevin Newman

RF Gregory Polanco

CF Starling Marte

1B Josh Bell

LF Bryan Reynolds

3B Colin Moran

C Jacob Stallings

2B Adam Frazier

P Chris Archer