Pirates face off against the Brewers in division matchup
Pittsburgh; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals Pittsburgh and Milwaukee will play on Sunday at PNC Park.
The Pirates are 12-10 against opponents from the NL Central. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a team ERA of 5.00, Joe Musgrove leads the staff with a mark of 4.85.
The Brewers have gone 14-10 against division opponents. Milwaukee has a team on-base percentage of .325, good for second in the National League. Christian Yelich leads the lineup with a mark of .392. The Brewers won the last meeting 12-10. Adrian Houser notched his first victory and Yelich went 2-for-5 with a triple, a home run and four RBIs for Milwaukee. Alex McRae took his first loss for Pittsburgh.
Yelich leads the Brewers with 31 extra base hits and is batting .309. Orlando Arcia is 11-for-36 with two doubles, four home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 3-7, .300 batting average, 7.63 ERA, outscored by 24 runs
Brewers: 5-5, .267 batting average, 5.58 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Pirates Injuries: Trevor Williams: 10-day IL (side), Jameson Taillon: 60-day IL (elbow), Chris Stratton: 10-day IL (side), Edgar Santana: 60-day IL (elbow), Jordan Lyles: day-to-day (hamstring), Chad Kuhl: 60-day IL (elbow), Keone Kela: 10-day IL (shoulder), Nick Burdi: 60-day IL (biceps), Corey Dickerson: 60-day IL (shoulder), Lonnie Chisenhall: 60-day IL (finger), Jung Ho Kang: 10-day IL (side), Erik Gonzalez: 60-day IL (collarbone), Francisco Cervelli: 7-day IL (concussion).
Brewers Injuries: Bobby Wahl: 60-day IL (knee), Brent Suter: 60-day IL (elbow), Corey Knebel: 60-day IL (elbow), Gio Gonzalez: 10-day IL (arm), Travis Shaw: 10-day IL (wrist), Mike Moustakas: day-to-day (hand).