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Game Thread: Brault in the rubber match

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates
Steven Brault
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pirates send Steven Brault to the mound in Sunday’s deciding game of the three game series with the Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Game time is 2:10 p.m. Eastern, with Zach Davies (7-2, 3.34) going for the Brewers.

Davis has faced the Pirates twice this year, in back to back starts at the beginning of June, with Milwaukee winning each game. It total, Davies allowed five runs in thirteen innings on fifteen hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. He’s lost his last two decisions over three starts, allowing twelve runs in eleven innings over that most recent stretch, on 21 hits and six walks.

Brault’s been on a run of rather good pitching, posting a 2.03 ERA in five starts since rejoining the rotation on May 29. In two of those five starts he left without allowing a run.



1 R Kevin Newman SS

2 L Corey Dickerson LF

3 R Starling Marte CF

4 S Josh Bell 1B

5 S Melky Cabrera RF

6 L Colin Moran 3B

7 R Elias Diaz C

8 L Adam Frazier 2B

9 L Steven Brault LHP



1 R Lorenzo Cain CF

2 L Christian Yelich RF

3 R Ryan Braun LF

4 L Mike Moustakas 3B

5 R Keston Hiura 2B

6 R Jesus Aguilar 1B

7 C Manny Pina C

8 R Zach Davies RHP

9 R Orlando Arcia SS