The Pittsburgh Pirates (46-52) take on the St Louis Cardinals (51-47) for four games this week at PNC Park. Trevor Williams will get the start tonight in the series opener. He faced the Chicago Cubs in each of his last two starts, allowing a total of 13 runs on 20 hits and six walks in 11 innings. Williams pitched against St Louis once this year and allowed one run over seven innings back on May 10th. The Cardinals will counter with right-handed pitcher Daniel Ponce de Leon, who has a 2.80 ERA in 35.1 innings, with 41 strikeouts and a 1.02 WHIP. He just faced the Pirates five days ago and gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks in 3.2 innings. Prior to that outing he had a 1.99 ERA and an 0.82 WHIP.
Here are the lineups:
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