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Game Thread: Pirates Go For Season Sweep of Rangers

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MLB: Texas Rangers at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pirates will go for their second mini-sweep of the Rangers in as many weeks Wednesday afternoon. Nick Kingham (1-0, 6.39) will make his first start of the season against Shelby Miller (1-2, 7.99).

The Pirates tagged Miller hard in his last start on May 1, scoring four times in 3.1 IP. Kingham has an ugly ERA so far, but his 3.54 FIP is far more encouraging, though it is over a sample size of just 12.2 IP.

Melky Cabrera will get the start in left, batting second. The Melk Man is riding an 11 game hitting streak, going 15-36 (.417) with three doubles and two homers in that stretch.

Lineups

Rangers

LF Shin-Soo Choo

SS Elvis Andrus

RF Nomar Mazara

CF Joey Gallo

3B Asdrubal Cabrera

2B Roughned Odor

1B Danny Santana

C Jeff Mathis

P Shelby Miller

Pirates

CF Starling Marte

LF Melky Cabrera

RF Gregory Polanco

1B Josh Bell

3B Jung Ho Kang

C Elias Diaz

2B Kevin Newman

SS Cole Tucker

P Nick Kingham