The Pittsburgh Pirates (73-81) took game one of their road series with the Cincinnati Reds (79-76) with a 7-5 win on Friday night. With Cincinnati 1.5 games out of the last wild card spot, the Buccos look to play spoiler.
First pitch is set for 6:40pm, with the game aired on AT&T Sportsnet.
Temperatures will sit in the mid 70s at first pitch. The forecast calls for clear skies and the wind blowing in at 10 miles per hour.
The Pirates will send left-hander Bailey Falter (2-9, 4.58 ERA, 59 SO) to the mound.
Cincinnati will counter with rookie right-hander Connor Phillips (1-0, 5.74 ERA, 17 SO), making his fourth career start.
Reds’ Hitters vs Falter
- Spencer Steer: 3-for-4, one home run and one walk
- Tyler Stephenson: 3-for-6
- Joey Votto: 0-for-2
Pirates’ Hitters vs Phillips
- A Pirates loss or a win by the Cubs or Diamondbacks will officially eliminate Pittsburgh from postseason contention.
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