After splitting two games in Cincinnati, the Pirates are in Pittsburgh for their home opener on Monday afternoon. They will take on the St Louis Cardinals at 1:05 PM today. Chris Archer will be on the mound against Adam Wainwright. The game will be on ESPN for those who are out of the AT&T SportsNet viewing area.
Today is the 2,500th meeting between the two clubs, dating back to the first Major League home game for the Pirates franchise back on May 10, 1882. Only one pair of teams in Major League history has played more times head-to-head, the Chicago Cubs and Pirates. They played their 2,500th game last May.
Here are the lineups:
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