Pirates look to break 7-game skid against Brewers
Milwaukee; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Brewers -216; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh enters the game as losers of their last seven games.
The Brewers are 40-31 against NL Central teams. Milwaukee has hit 237 home runs this season, eighth in the majors. Christian Yelich leads the club with 44, averaging one every 11.1 at-bats.
The Pirates have gone 25-43 against division opponents. The Pittsburgh offense has compiled a .266 batting average as a team this season, good for sixth in the National League. Bryan Reynolds leads the team with an average of .323. The Brewers won the last meeting 10-1. Chase Anderson earned his seventh victory and Trent Grisham went 1-for-1 with a triple and three RBIs for Milwaukee. Steven Brault took his sixth loss for Pittsburgh.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yelich leads the Brewers with 97 RBIs and is batting .329. Mike Moustakas is 9-for-35 with four home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Brewers: 8-2, .213 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
Pirates: 2-8, .256 batting average, 7.86 ERA, outscored by 47 runs
Pirates Injuries: Jameson Taillon: (elbow), Edgar Santana: (elbow), Chad Kuhl: (elbow), Kyle Crick: (finger), Nick Burdi: (biceps), Chris Archer: (shoulder), Gregory Polanco: (shoulder), Jason Martin: (shoulder), Starling Marte: (wrist), Lonnie Chisenhall: (finger), Josh Bell: (hamstring).