PITTSBURGH -- Tied for first place in the National League Central after last night's whitewash of the White Sox, the Pirates (24-17) will shoot for their 10th win in 12 interleague games this afternoon at PNC Park.

Jameson Taillon appears set to go for today's scheduled start, but the Pirates will be vigilant about that cut on Taillon's middle finger throughout the afternoon. Clint Hurdle said Steven Brault would be ready to go if there are any complications, much like Brault took over for Taillon last Friday when the pesky injury first occurred.

Alan Saunders will have more on the Pirates' lengthening list of injuries from Todd Tomczyk, but the team's sports medicine chief said Starling Marte and Francisco Cervelli have both received treatment for their injuries sustained last night...

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