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Series preview: Pirates host defending champ Braves

The defending champs stop by the ‘Burgh.

MLB: JUN 12 Pirates at Braves Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, June 9-12, 2022

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Braves SB Nation Site: Battery Power

It’s a three-game set this week as the Pirates host the defending champion Braves.

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

Projected Starters

Monday, 7:05 p.m. EST

Jake Odorizzi vs. Roansy Contreras

Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EST

Max Fried vs. TBD

Wednesday, 12:35 p.m. EST

Kyle Wright vs. TBD

Projected Lineups


  1. Ronald Acuna Jr. (R) RF
  2. Dansby Swanson (R) SS
  3. Austin Riley (R) 3B
  4. Matt Olson (L) 1B
  5. William Contreras (R) C
  6. Eddie Rosario (L) DH
  7. Vaughn Grissom (R) 2B
  8. Michael Harris II (L) CF
  9. Robbie Grossman (S) LF


  1. Kevin Newman (R) SS
  2. Bryan Reynolds (S) DH
  3. Michael Chavis (R) 1B
  4. Ben Gamel (L) RF
  5. Rodolfo Castro (S) 2B
  6. Greg Allen (S) CF
  7. Kevin Padlo (R) 3B
  8. Tucupita Marcano (L) LF
  9. Jason Delay (R) C