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Game Thread: White Sox at Pirates, 9/8/20

Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

The Pirates will host the Chicago White Sox at 7:05 p.m. today in the first game of a two-game set at PNC Park.

Joe Musgrove, making his second start after coming off the disabled list, will take the mound for the Pirates while Dylan Cease (5-2, 3.29) will pitch for the White Sox. Musgrove is 0-4 on the season with a 6.62 ERA.

The Pale Hose enter play tied for first in the AL Central with a 26-15 mark. The Pirates, meanwhile, own the National League’s worst record at 13-26, a half-game better than the AL’s worst, the Texas Rangers at 13-27.

Tonight’s game, as well as Wednesday’s 7:05 p.m. series finale, will be televised on AT&T SportsNet.

Tonight’s starting lineups:


1. Tim Anderson, SS

2. Yoan Moncada, 3B

3. Yasmani Grandal, C

4. Jose Abreu, 1B

5. Eloy Jimenez, LF

6. Edwin Encarnacion, DH

7. Luis Robert, CF

8. Nomar Mazara, RF

9. Nick Madrigal, 2B


1. Adam Frazier, LF

2. Erik Gonzalez, SS

3. Bryan Reynolds, CF

4. Colin Moran, DH

5. Gregory Polanco, RF

6. Josh Bell, 1B

7. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B

8. Kevin Newman, 2B

9. Jacob Stallings, C