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Game Thread: Pirates vs Tigers, 8/8/20

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MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

After losing last night’s 17-13 marathon to the Tigers, the Pirates return to action this afternoon.

Derek Holland will take the mound for the Pirates. In two starts this year, he has been decent. Over 11.1 innings pitched, Holland has given up six earned runs (4.76 ERA). He was unlucky in his last start, giving up four earned over 5.2 innings. He would have given up just one run if not the for the defensive difficulties of Cole Tucker in centerfield.

For the Tigers, former Pirate Ivan Nova takes the mound. In two starts this year, Nova has given up five earned runs over 10.2 innings (4.22 ERA).

Here are the lineups.

Tigers

  1. Niko Goodrum, SS
  2. Jonathan Schoop, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, DH
  4. C.J. Cron, 1B
  5. Jeimer Candelario, 3B
  6. Travis Demeritte, RF
  7. Victor Reyes, LF
  8. Grayson Greiner, C
  9. Jacoby Jones, CF

Pirates

  1. Adam Frazier, 2B
  2. Kevin Newman, SS
  3. Josh Bell, DH
  4. Gregory Polanco, RF
  5. Bryan Reynolds, LF
  6. Phillip Evans, 1B
  7. Erik Gonzalez, 3B
  8. Jarrod Dyson, CF
  9. Jacob Stallings, C

First pitch is at 4:05.