Seattle seeks series sweep of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh; Thursday, 12 p.m. EDT
LINE: Pirates -106; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle can secure a series sweep over Pittsburgh with a win.
The Pirates are 31-43 in home games. Pittsburgh ranks sixth in the league in hitting with a .267 batting average, Bryan Reynolds leads the team with an average of .322.
The Mariners are 31-46 on the road. The Seattle offense has compiled a .240 batting average as a team this season, Omar Narvaez leads the team with a mark of .284. The Mariners won the last meeting 4-1. Tommy Milone earned his fourth victory and Tom Murphy went 1-for-2 with a home run and an RBI for Seattle. Dario Agrazal took his fifth loss for Pittsburgh.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 3-7, .257 batting average, 7.43 ERA, outscored by 37 runs
Mariners: 6-4, .240 batting average, 5.66 ERA, outscored by 15 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).