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Series preview: Pirates head to South Side for two games with White Sox

A two-game set this week.

Chicago White Sox v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Pittsburgh Pirates (41-67) vs. Chicago White Sox (76-56), August 31-September 1, 2021

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

White Sox SB Nation Site: South Side Sox

The Pirates travel to the South Side to play a quick two-game series with the White Sox.

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

Projected Starters

Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EST

Bryse Wilson (2-5, 4.35 ERA) vs. Lucas Giolito (9-9, 3.68 ERA)

Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EST

Mitch Keller (4-10, 6.75 ERA) vs. Carlos Rodon (10-5, 2.43 ERA)

Projected Lineups


  1. Ben Gamel (LF)
  2. Ke’Bryan Hayes (3B)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (CF)
  4. Colin Moran (1B)
  5. Michael Chavis (RF)
  6. Jacob Stallings (C)
  7. Yoshi Tsutsugo (DH)
  8. Cole Tucker (2B)
  9. Kevin Newman (SS)

White Sox

  1. Tim Anderson (SS)
  2. Luis Robert (CF)
  3. Jose Abreu (1B)
  4. Eloy Jimenez (DH)
  5. Yasmani Grandal (C)
  6. Yoan Moncada (3B)
  7. Cesar Hernandez (2B)
  8. Andrew Vaughn (LF)
  9. Leury Garcia (RF)

The Pirates have won or split each of their last three series and look to make it four straight with a two-game set against the White Sox.

The Southsiders had a hot-and-cold weekend against their crosstown rival Cubs (who the Pirates visit over the weekend).

The White Sox have hit double digits in runs in three of their last four games, but in the game in which they did not cross the plate at least 10 times, they were shut out.

With the White Sox, you’re either getting a real hot lineup or a real cold one. If the hot one shows up against the Pirates, that’s bad news for the Buccos.

But, if the cold Sox come to play, the Pirates got a shot.