Pittsburgh; Friday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: No starters named
BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates host the Miami Marlins to begin a three-game series.
Pittsburgh is 75-84 overall and 38-40 at home. The Pirates have a 30-9 record in games when they hit at least two home runs.
Miami has an 82-76 record overall and a 36-41 record on the road. The Marlins are 52-8 in games when they scored five or more runs.
Friday's game is the fifth time these teams square off this season. The Marlins are ahead 3-1 in the season series.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 6-4, .272 batting average, 6.30 ERA, outscored by four runs
Marlins: 6-4, .289 batting average, 5.26 ERA, outscored by one run
INJURIES: Pirates: Bailey Falter: 15-Day IL (neck), Colin Holderman: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Andrew McCutchen: 60-Day IL (achilles), Angel Perdomo: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tucupita Marcano: 60-Day IL (knee), Vince Velasquez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Oneil Cruz: 60-Day IL (ankle), JT Brubaker: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jarlin Garcia: 60-Day IL (arm)
Marlins: Luis Arraez: day-to-day (ankle), Eury Perez: 15-Day IL (back), Tommy Nance: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Sandy Alcantara: 15-Day IL (forearm), Avisail Garcia: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Matt Barnes: 60-Day IL (hip), Jonathan Davis: 60-Day IL (knee), Trevor Rogers: 60-Day IL (forearm ), Max Meyer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anthony Bender: 60-Day IL (elbow)
The Associated Press