Pirates’ Harrison misses game because of personal matter

Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison watches his three-run double off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Caleb Ferguson during the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

CHICAGO (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman and leadoff hitter Josh Harrison is missing a game against the Chicago Cubs because of a personal matter, according to manager Clint Hurdle.

A two-time All-Star, Harrison is batting .290 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 30 games. He missed five weeks because of a broken left pinkie before returning last month.

Sean Rodriguez started at second base and shortstop Jordy Mercer led off on Saturday. The Pirates had lost 10 of 13 games.

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