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After two strong starts in Miami, the Pittsburgh Pirates (56-92) will try and sweep—yes, sweep, the s-word we couldn’t say in the title—the Miami Marlins (62-86). If the Pirates get the win, they will earn their first series sweep this season. Max Kranick (7.66 ERA) will try and secure the victory for the Pirates as he goes against Sandy Alcantara (3.10 ERA). First pitch is set for 1:10 p.m.
Weather: 88 degrees, slight chance of rain
Tv/Radio: AT&T Sportsnet, 93.7 The Fan
Line: PITT +205, O/U is 7 runs
UPDATE (12:17 p.m.) The money line has severely changed and we have an O/U. The Pirates are now +205 underdogs and the O/U is 7 runs.
UPDATE (11:46 a.m.) The Pirates have won four consecutive series, according to Joe Block the Pirates haven’t done that since their 11-game winning streak in 2018.
#Pirates have won 4 consecutive series for the first time since their 11-game winning streak in July 2018
— Joe Block (@joe_block) September 19, 2021
UPDATE (11:00 a.m.) Lineup
- Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
- Kevin Newman SS
- Ben Gamel CF
- Colin Moran 1B
- Jacob Stallings C
- Cole Tucker RF
- Anthony Alford LF
- Hoy Park 2B
- Max Kranick P
Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes
Pirates Prospects Notes
Wilbur Miller graced us with his presence Saturday with the prospect coverage. Wilbur gives us all the prospect performances and notes in the latest prospect watch.
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