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06-2022

The Diamondbacks will face the Pirates with a 1-0 series lead

Arizona Diamondbacks (26-27, fourth in NL West) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (22-28, third in NL Central)

Pittsburgh; Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EDT

Pitching Prospects: Diamondbacks: Zack Davis (2-3, 4.84 ERA, 1.35 whips, 37 strikeouts); Pirates: Ronci Contreras (1-0, 2.55 ERA, 1.02 whips, 18 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Pirates-127, Diamondbacks +108; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Arizona Diamondbacks play the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 1-0 series lead.

Pittsburgh leads 11-15 at home and 22-28 on aggregate. The Pirates go 18-8 in games when they record eight or more hits.

Arizona leads 12-11 at the Road Games and 26-27 on aggregate. The Diamondbacks pitchers have a collective 4.23 ERA, ranking ninth in the NL.

Matchup Saturday is the second time these teams are hitting boundaries this season.

Top Performer: K’Brien Hayes is seventh on the Pirates with a .295 batting average, and has 13 doubles, two home runs, 22 walks and 19 RBIs. Josh Vanmeter is 9-for-26 with home runs and five RBIs in the last 10 games.

Christian Walker leads the Diamondbacks with 14 home runs while slugging .489. Ketel Marte is 13-for-36 in the last 10 games with four doubles, one home run and six RBIs.

Last 10 games: Pirates: 6-4, .233 batting average, 2.80 ERA, beat opponents by nine runs

Diamondbacks: 5-5, .247 batting average, 5.34 ERA, 11 runs outscore

Injuries: Pirates: Josh VanMeter: 10-Day IL (finger), Ben Gammel: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo: 10-Day IL (undated), Heather Hembree: 15-Day IL (right calf), Kevin Newman: 60-day IL (groin), Roberto Perez: 60-day IL (hamstring), Jake Marisnick: 10-day IL (thumb), Greg Allen: 60-day IL (hamstring), Blake Sederlind: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-day IL (elbow)

Diamondbacks: Humberto Castellanos: 15-day IL (elbow), Luke Weaver: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Ahmed: 10-day IL (undated), Carson Kelly: 10-day IL (oblique), JB Bukouskas: 60 -Day IL (shoulder)

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