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Game Thread: Pirates vs Cardinals

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The Pittsburgh Pirates start five-game set tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Steven Brault gets the start for the Pirates. Over 26.2 innings pitched this season, Brault is 0-3 with a 5.06 ERA. In his last start against the Kansas City Royals, Brault allowed three earned runs over four innings pitched. He was saddled with the loss. In games that Brault has pitched in this season, the Pirates are 1-8. He has not yet faced the Cardinals this year.

For the Cardinals, Dakota Hudson takes the bump. On the season, Hudson is 3-2 with a 2.92 ERA over 37 innings pitched. In the third game of the season, the Pirates were able to defeat Hudson and the Cardinals. In that game, he allowed four earned over 4.1 innings. He has not faced the Pirates since.

Lineups

Pirates

Adam Frazier, LF

Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B

Colin Moran, DH

Josh Bell, 1B

Erik Gonzalez, SS

Bryan Reynolds, CF

Gregory Polanco, RF

Kevin Newman, 2B

Jacob Stallings, C

Cardinals

Tommy Edman, 3B

Paul DeJong, SS

Paul Goldschmidt, 1B

Tyler O’neill, LF

Yadier Molina, C

Brad Miller, DH

Harrison Bader, CF

Rangel Ravelo, RF

Kolten Wong, 2B

First pitch is at 7:05.