Anderson to start series opener for Milwaukee at Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Brewers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh and Milwaukee meet to begin the four-game series.
The Pirates are 11-8 against the rest of their division. The Pittsburgh pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.82. Jordan Lyles leads the team with a 3.09 ERA.
The Brewers are 13-14 on the road. Milwaukee's team on-base percentage of .322 is fourth in the National League. Christian Yelich leads the club with an OBP of .393. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
Yelich leads the Brewers with 28 extra base hits and is slugging .714. Yasmani Grandal is 9-for-31 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 3-7, .280 batting average, 7.16 ERA, outscored by 24 runs
Brewers: 4-6, .249 batting average, 5.16 ERA, outscored by five 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).