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After a comeback victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks (42-84), the Pittsburgh Pirates (45-80) will try and take the series in game two. JT Brubaker (5.49 ERA) will attempt that against Madison Bumgarner (4.06 ERA) first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m 

Weather: 88 degrees and sunny at first pitch 
TV/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, 93.7 The Fan
Line: Pirates are slight underdogs at +118, O/U is 8

UPDATE (5:00 p.m.)- Yadier Molina signs a one-year extension with the Cardinals 

UPDATE (4:29 p.m.)- Bumgarner has a chance to reach some history tonight 

UPDATE (2:37 p.m)- Lineup

  1. Michael Chavis 2B
  2. Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
  3. Bryan Reynolds CF
  4. Colin Moran 1B
  5. Jacob Stallings C
  6. Ben Gamel RF
  7. Kevin Newman SS
  8. Anthony Alford LF
  9. JT Brubaker P

UPDATE (1:12 p.m) Yesterday Pirates prospect Jack Herman won Low-A Southeast Player of the Week honors.

UPDATE (11:38 a.m)- Ke’Bryan Hayes is going to where custom New Balance cleats the entire three game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The cleats will go on auction afterwards and the money made will go to More than Baseball a company made to help empower minor leaguers and help them live a better life.

UPDATE (10:43 a.m)- With last nights win against the Diamondbacks and having both the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles lose, the Pirates move 6.0 games back of Baltimore for the first pick, 3.5 back from Arizona for the second pick, and 1.5 games back from Texas for the third overall pick.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes

Trying to make sense of the Polanco waiver situation.

There were three Pirates who stood out last week.

Anthony Alford activated, Michael Chavis called up.

Despite being put on waivers, Polanco started last night.

Ke’Bryan Hayes comes in the clutch and seals the comeback win.

Pirates Prospects Notes

The dynamic duo of John Dreker and Tim Williams had you covered in all things Pirates minor league teams and players. First, Tim discusses O’Neil Cruz’s return from the IL. Finally, John throws a frozen rope home in the prospect watch in a very slow day of action.

Around the Network

Steelers Now: Rookie lineman Trai Turner wants to become a leader 

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Discussing the Bryan Rust contract and potential complications.

Pittsburgh Sports Now: Pitt BB releases non-conference schedule

WVU Sports Now: Dante Stills named pre-season All-American

Nittany Sports Now: PSU BB lands a 4-star guard recruit

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