The Pittsburgh Pirates (30-34) are in Atlanta (36-29) for a four-game series against the Braves. Joe Musgrove will be on the mound tonight, making his 14th start. He allowed three runs over eight innings in his start against the Braves five days ago. In his previous two starts combined, Musgrove surrendered 11 runs on 21 hits in 11 innings. The Braves will counter with right-hander Kevin Gausman, who has a 6.15 ERA in 60 innings, with 60 strikeouts and a 1.47 WHIP. He opposed Musgrove five days ago and allowed seven runs on 12 hits in five innings. His previous start was eight runs in just one inning of work against the Washington Nationals.
Prior to the game, Jordan Lyles was placed on the injured list. Montana DuRapau has been added to the bullpen.
Here are the lineups:
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