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Game Thread: Road Trip Starts In St. Louie

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

Joe Musgrove will try to get the Bucs back in the win column as they start a crucial 11 game road trip Thursday in St. Louis.

Musgrove (1-3, 2.63) needs to give the Pirates length to spell a tired bullpen, which made a couple moves in preparation of this game. Keone Kela was placed on the IL with right shoulder inflammation (retroactive to May 6) and Tyler Lyons was designated for assignment. Clay Holmes was recalled from AAA and Montana DuRapau’s contract was selected to take their spots.

The Cards will counter with Michael Wacha (2-0, 5.17). Wacha has struggled this season, but he has done well against the Bucs recently. In his last five outings against the Bucs, he has three quality starts, a 2.27 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP.

First pitch is at 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time.

Lineups

Pirates

2B Adam Frazier

CF Starling Marte

RF Gregory Polanco

1B Josh Bell

LF Melky Cabrera

C Francisco Cervelli

3B Colin Moran

SS Cole Tucker

P Joe Musgrove

Cardinals

3B Matt Carpenter

1B Paul Goldschmidt

SS Paul DeJong

LF Marcell Ozuna

RF Jose Martinez

C Yadier Molina

CF Dexter Fowler

2B Kolten Wong

P Michael Wacha