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Game Thread: Pirates look to take series in afternoon rubber match

Pittsburgh Pirates v Miami Marlins Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

With the series knotted at one game a piece, the Pirates feature Chris Archer (3-6, 5.73 ERA) in a duel with Sandy Alcantara (3-6, 3.67) this afternoon in Marlins Park

Pittsburgh have outscored Miami 14-4 in this series.

The last time the Pirates had Archer on the mound, he gave up five home runs to the Atlanta Braves. His previous two starts gave some hope that he may have figured something out, but he’ll need a gem today to keep that optimism going.

Alcantara is 2-4 at home this year and posts a 3.25 ERA.

First pitch is 1:10 p.m. EST on ATT SportsNet.

Lineups

Pirates

SS Kevin Newman

CF Bryan Reynolds

LF Melky Cabrera

1B Josh Bell

3B Colin Moran

RF Gregory Polanco

2B Jung Ho Kang

C Jacob Stallings

P Chris Archer

Marlins

RF Rosell Herrera

1B Garrett Cooper

3B Brian Anderson

2B Starlin Castro

LF Harold Ramirez

CF J.T. Riddle

SS Miguel Rojas

C Bryan Holaday

P Sandy Alcantara