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Series preview: Pirates, Cardinals face off for final time in 2021

It’s a four-game set in the ‘Burgh this weekend.

MLB: JUN 27 Pirates at Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals (64-61) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (46-81), August 26-29, 2021

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Cardinals SB Nation Site: Viva El Birdos

The Pirates face the Cardinals for the final time in 2021, wrapping up the season series with a four-game set in Pittsburgh.

Here’s a look at what we can expect this weekend:

Projected Starters

Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EST

Miles Mikolas (0-1, 1.00 ERA) vs. Mitch Keller (4-10, 6.35 ERA)

Friday, 7:05 p.m. EST

J.A. Happ (7-6, 5.88 ERA) vs. Dillon Peters (0-1, 1.86 ERA)

Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EST

Adam Wainwright (12-7, 3.10 ERA) vs. Steven Brault (0-2, 1.93 ERA)

Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EST

TBD vs. Wil Crowe (3-7, 5.46 ERA)

Projected Lineups


  1. Tommy Edman (2B)
  2. Paul Goldschmidt (1B)
  3. Dylan Carlson (RF)
  4. Nolan Arenado (3B)
  5. Yadier Molina (C)
  6. Lars Nootbaar (LF)
  7. Paul DeJong (SS)
  8. Harrison Bader (CF)
  9. Starting Pitcher


  1. Michael Chavis (2B)
  2. Ke’Bryan Hayes (3B)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (CF)
  4. Yoshi Tsutsugo (1B)
  5. Jacob Stallings (C)
  6. Kevin Newman (SS)
  7. Ben Gamel (RF)
  8. Anthony Alford (LF)
  9. Starting Pitcher

The Pirates face off against the Cardinals for the third series this month and the final time in 2021.

After two consecutive series wins, the team is looking to make it three in a row against their division rival.

The two teams are quite familiar with each other by now and it should make for a fun series this weekend.

The Cardinals are hanging on by a thread in the Wild Card race, sitting 3.5 games behind the Cincinnati Reds for the second Wild Card spot. How nice would it be for the Buccos to play spoiler?