Pittsburgh Pirates Vs. Cincinnati Reds Preview, Odd, Lineups, Weather


The Pittsburgh Pirates (12-14) will try to plunder some runs tonight as they take on the Cincinnati Reds (13-13) in the middle contest of their three-game series at PNC Park.

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The Bucs placed outfielder Andrew Lambo on the disabled list Wednesday, and called up utility man Steve Lombardozzi from the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians to take his spot on the roster. The 26-year-old is second in the International League in batting average and has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games.

The Pirates have been flashing some leather of late as their defense has turned 14 double plays in the last seven games after turning 14 in the first 19 contests.

When: Wednesday, May 6

First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. ET

Site: PNC Park

Playing Surface: Natural Grass

Television Coverage: ROOT Sports Network

Radio Coverage: KDKA-FM 93.7 – The Fan

Announcers: Greg Brown, Tim Neverett, Bob Walk, Steve Blass and John Wehner

Live (Pay) Streaming: MLB.TV

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: XM Channel 183, XM Internet 861

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Odds: Pirates -1.5 According To Bovada Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at seven.

Weather Forecast: According to the Weather Channel, the forecast is partly to mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Low this evening of 57. Chance of rain is 40%.

Starting Pitchers: The Reds will send send 27-year-old Mike Leake (1-1) to the mound tonight. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound righthander is making his sixth start of the season. He has a career record of 54-33 with a 3.88 ERA. He defeated the Pirates 5-4 Wednesday, April 8 at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.

Pittsburgh will counter with 24-year-old Gerrit Cole (4-0). The 6-foot-4, 230-pound righthander is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three career starts against the Reds. He received a no-decision against Leake in the April 8th contest.

Your Starting Lineups:


1) – Gregory Polanco, RF

2) – Neil Walker, 2B

3) – Andrew McCutchen, CF

4) – Starling Marte, LF

5) – Pedro Alvarez, 1B

6) – Jung Ho Kang, SS

7) – Josh Harrison 3B

8) – Francisco Cervelli, C

9) – Gerrit Cole, RHP


1) – Billy Hamilton, CF

2) – Marlon Byrd, LF

3) – Joey Votto, 1B

4) – Todd Frazier, 3B

5) – Brandon Phillips, 2B

6) – Jay Bruce, RF

7) – Kristopher Negron, SS

8) – Tucker Barnhart, C

9) – Mike Leake, RHP

Up Next: Pittsburgh and Cincinnati conclude their three-game series Thursday at PNC Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

The Reds will send righthander Anthony DeSclafani (2-2) to the mound, while the Bucs will counter with righty A.J. Burnett (0-1). The game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Marte leads the team in home runs with seven and RBI’s with 18…Polanco is the leader with a .276 batting average and hits with 27…Jared Hughes leads the pitching staff in holds with seven…Chris Stewart, Sean Rodriguez, Walker, Marte, and McCutchen have not committed an error yet this season.

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