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Series preview: Pirates head to Florida, face AL East test in Rays

The Buccos head to St. Pete.

Tampa Bay Rays v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tampa Bay Rays, June 24-26, 2022

Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Rays SB Nation Site: DRaysBay

The Pirates face off against the Rays in a three-game set.

Here’s a look at what we can expect:

Projected Starters

Friday, 7:10 p.m. EST

Mitch Keller vs. Jeffrey Springs

Saturday, 1:10 p.m. EST

JT Brubaker vs. Corey Kluber

Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EST

Roansy Contreras vs. Shane McClanahan

Projected Lineups


  1. Ke’Bryan Hayes (R) 3B
  2. Bryan Reynolds (S) CF
  3. Diego Castillo (R) 2B
  4. Michael Chavis (R) 1B
  5. Jack Suwinski (L) LF
  6. Yu Chang (R) DH
  7. Oneil Cruz (L) SS
  8. Tyler Heineman (S) C
  9. Bligh Madris (L) RF


  1. Yandy Diaz (R) 3B
  2. Harold Ramirez (R) DH
  3. Ji-Man Choi (L) 1B
  4. Randy Arozarena (R) LF
  5. Isaac Paredes (R) 2B
  6. Francisco Mejia (S) C
  7. Josh Lowe (L) CF
  8. Vidal Brujan (S) RF
  9. Taylor Walls (S) SS