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Pirates Preview: Looking to Take the Series in Atlanta



Luis Ortiz, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates (66-76) tied their series with the MLB-leading Atlanta Braves (92-49) with an 8-4 win on Saturday night. Today, they look to take the series against Atlanta, both for this trip and the season.

First pitch is set for 1:35pm, with the game aired on AT&T Sportsnet.


Temperatures will top out in the low 80s during Sunday’s game. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and the wind blowing in at 4 miles per hour, with a slight chance of rain (around 15 percent) at game time.

Pirates’ Starter:

The Pirates will send right-hander Luis Ortiz (4-4, 4.90 ERA, 48 SO) to the mound.

Braves’ Starter:

The Braves will counter with rookie right-hander Allan Winans (1-1, 5.17 ERA, 18 SO) making his fourth career start.

Braves’ Hitters vs Ortiz:


Pirates’ Hitters vs Winans:



  • After allowing just three runs across 11 innings in his past two starts, Ortiz looks to build on his recent success.
  • Neither starter has faced the other team in their respective careers.


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