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Game Thread: Pirates vs Brewers 8/21/20

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MLB: Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pirates (4-17) are back it again tonight as they host the Brewers (11-12).

Chad Kuhl gets the start for Pittsburgh tonight. In 14 innings this year, Kuhl has a 3.21 ERA (4.24 FIP). He has struck out 18 batters and walked four. Of the ten hits he has given up, three have been home runs. In his last start against the Cincinnati Reds, Kuhl gave up three runs over five innings in a loss.

For the Brewers, Adrian Houser will take the bump. In four starts this year, Houser is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA. Earlier this year, Houser went five innings while allowing one run against the Pirates in a win.

Here are tonight’s lineups.

Brewers

Eric Sogard, 3B

Keston Hiura, DH

Christian Yelich, LF

Justin Smoak, 1B

Ben Gamel, CF

Omar Narvaez, C

Luis Urias, 2B

Brock Holt, RF

Orlando Arcia, SS

Pirates

Erik Gonzalez, 3B

Kevin Newman, SS

Josh Bell, DH

Colin Moran, 1B

Bryan Reynolds, LF

Gregory Polanco, RF

Cole Tucker, CF

Adam Frazier, 2B

John Ryan Murphy, C

First pitch is at 7:05.