Brewers take 4-game losing streak into matchup with Pirates
Pittsburgh; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Brewers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee enters the matchup as losers of their last four games.
The Pirates are 20-29 against NL Central opponents. Pittsburgh ranks sixth in the majors in hitting with a .266 batting average, Bryan Reynolds leads the team with an average of .336.
The Brewers have gone 27-24 against division opponents. Milwaukee has hit 181 home runs this season, fifth in the National League. Christian Yelich leads the team with 37, averaging one every 10.6 at-bats.
Yelich leads the Brewers with 37 home runs and is batting .330. Keston Hiura is 7-for-33 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 2-8, .238 batting average, 5.61 ERA, outscored by 20 runs
Brewers: 4-6, .219 batting average, 4.74 ERA, outscored by 16 runs
Pirates Injuries: Jameson Taillon: 60-day IL (elbow), Edgar Santana: 60-day IL (elbow), Chad Kuhl: 60-day IL (elbow), Clay Holmes: 10-day IL (triceps), Rookie Davis: 60-day IL (finger/forearm), Nick Burdi: 60-day IL (biceps), Steven Brault: 10-day IL (shoulder), Gregory Polanco: 10-day IL (shoulder), Lonnie Chisenhall: 60-day IL (finger), Francisco Cervelli: 60-day IL (concussion).
Brewers Injuries: Brandon Woodruff: 10-day IL (oblique), Bobby Wahl: 60-day IL (knee), Brent Suter: 60-day IL (elbow), Jimmy Nelson: 10-day IL (elbow), Corey Knebel: 60-day IL (elbow), Jhoulys Chacin: 10-day IL (ribcage).