The Pittsburgh Pirates return to PNC Park on this Monday night, and open a five-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals (62-40) lead the Pirates (61-42) by 1.5 games in the National League Central, and Tuesday's proceedings feature a double-header to make up a previous contest that was rained out after two innings in April 16. For context as to how long ago that was, Jonathan Sanchez started for the Pirates.

Francisco Liriano has earned decisions in every start this year, going to 10-4 on the season. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Pirates return to Pittsburgh off a series loss to the Miami Marlins, as the Fish won 3-2 Sunday behind eight innings and 13 strikeouts from potential Rookie of the Year candidate Jose Fernandez. The loss concluded a post All-Star Break ...

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