Pitching Probbles: Dodgers: Julio Urius (2-1, 1.87 ERA, .92 whips, 19 strikeouts); Pirates: Jose Quintana (0-1, 3.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 20 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Dodgers-245, Pirates +201; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
Bottom line: The Pittsburgh Pirates host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday to open a three-game series.
Pittsburgh has a 5-6 record at home and an 11-15 record overall. The Pirates have an 8-1 record in games when they scored five or more runs.
Los Angeles leads 10–2 in home games and 19–7 on aggregate. The Dodgers hitters have a collective .324 on-base percentage, which ranks third in the NL.
The teams will meet on Monday for the first time this season.
Top Performer: K’Brien Hayes has seven doubles and seven RBIs, hitting .326 for the Pirates. Ben Gemmell is 14-for-37 with four doubles, one triple and one home run in the last 10 matches.
Mookie Bates has three doubles, five home runs and 13 RBIs for the Dodgers. Chris Taylor is 8-for-35 in the last 10 games with two doubles, one home run and three RBIs.
Last 10 games: Pirates: 3-7, .249 batting average, 4.81 ERA, 15 runs outscore
Dodgers: 7-3, .229 batting average, 2.05 ERA, dismissed opponents by 26 runs
Injuries: Pirates: Roberto Perez: 10-Day IL (Left Hamstring), Kevin Newman: 10-Day IL (Groin), Duane Underwood Jr.: 10-Day IL (Hamstring), Greg Allen: 60-Day IL (Hamstring) , Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (Elbow)
Dodgers: Michelle White: 10-Day IL (Covid-19), David Price: 10-Day IL (Unknown), Blake Trainen: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Andrew Heaney: 10-Day IL (Schodler), Caleb Ferguson : 10-day IL (elbow), Victor Gonzalez: 10-day IL (elbow swelling), Danny Duffy: 60-day IL (arm), Jimmy Nelson: 60-day IL (elbow), Dustin May: 60-day IL (elbow)