Davies scheduled to start as Milwaukee hosts Pittsburgh
Milwaukee; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT
LINE: Brewers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
The Brewers are 21-13 against NL Central opponents. Milwaukee has hit 140 combined home runs this season, most in the National League. Christian Yelich leads the team with 29 homers.
The Pirates are 13-15 against teams from the NL Central. The Pittsburgh offense has compiled a .265 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the majors. Bryan Reynolds leads the team with an average of .362. The Brewers won the last meeting 3-1. Brandon Woodruff recorded his 10th victory and Eric Thames went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and two RBIs for Milwaukee. Jordan Lyles took his fourth loss for Pittsburgh.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yelich leads the Brewers with 29 home runs and is slugging .704. Yasmani Grandal is 7-for-33 with two doubles, three home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Brewers: 4-6, .226 batting average, 5.16 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Pirates: 7-3, .295 batting average, 3.60 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs
Pirates Injuries: Jameson Taillon: 60-day IL (elbow), Edgar Santana: 60-day IL (elbow), Chad Kuhl: 60-day IL (elbow), Keone Kela: 60-day IL (shoulder), Rookie Davis: 10-day IL (finger/forearm), Nick Burdi: 60-day IL (biceps), Chris Archer: day-to-day (hip), Gregory Polanco: 10-day IL (shoulder), Lonnie Chisenhall: 60-day IL (finger), Erik Gonzalez: 60-day IL (collarbone), Francisco Cervelli: 10-day IL (concussion).