Milwaukee Brewers (44-34, first in NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (31-45, third in NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
Pitching Prospects: Brewer: Corbin Burns (6-4, 2.41 ERA, .92 whip, 119 strikeouts); Pirates: Ronci Contreras (2-1, 2.76 ERA, 1.35 whips, 42 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Brewers-201, Pirates +171; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
Bottom line: The Pittsburgh Pirates played the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday after Michael Perez scored three home runs against the Brewers.
Pittsburgh has a 31–45 record overall and an 18–20 record in home games. The Pirates are seventh in the NL, with a total of 84 home runs, averaging 1.1 per game.
Milwaukee has a 25–19 record on the road and a 44–34 record overall. The Brewers have a 25-7 record in games when they scored at least two home runs.
The matchup on Friday is the eighth meeting between these teams this season. The Brewers hold a 6-1 lead in the season series.
Top Performances: Brian Reynolds has eight doubles, three triples and 15 home runs for the Pirates. Blige Madrid is 9-for-35 with three doubles, one home run and four RBIs in the last 10 games.
Willie Adams has 11 doubles and 15 home runs for the Brewers. Rowdy Tellez is 6-for-33 with a double and five home runs in the last 10 games.
Last 10 games: Pirates: 4-6, .221 batting average, 5.63 ERA, outscore by seven runs
Brewers: 6-4, .251 batting average, 4.45 ERA, beat opponents by five runs
Injuries: Pirates: Max Kranick: 60-day IL (elbow), Jake Marisnick: 60-day IL (thumb), Zach Thompson: 15-day IL (forearm), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo: 10-day IL (back), Dillon Peters: 15-day IL (back), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-day IL (wrist), Duane Underwood Jr.: 15-day IL (Covid-19), Ben Gamel: 10-day IL (hamstring), Kevin Newman : 60-day IL (groin), Roberto Perez: 60-day IL (hamstring), Greg Allen: 60-day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-day IL ( elbow)
Brewers: Adrian Houser: Day-to-Day (elbow), Jonathan Davis: Day-to-Day (back/rib cage), Miguel Sanchez: 15-day IL (elbow), Hunter Renfro: 10-day IL (calf), Aaron Ashby: 15-Day IL (Forearm), Freddy Peralta: 60-Day IL (Latitude), Alex Jackson: 10-Day IL (Finger), Jake Cousins: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Justin Topa: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Perdomo: 15-day IL (elbow)
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