The Pittsburgh Pirates (42-43) are taking on the Chicago Cubs (45-42) for four games at PNC Park, with game four taking place this evening at 4:05 PM. The Pirates are sending out Jordan Lyles for the series finale. He missed three weeks with a left hamstring injury before coming back last week with three runs over six innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. It was his third consecutive start against the Brewers. Lyles faced the Cubs back on April 10th and gave up one run over six innings. The Cubs will counter with veteran lefty Jose Quintana, who has a 4.21 ERA in 94 innings, with 78 strikeouts and a 1.37 WHIP. He tossed six shutout innings against the Cincinnati Reds in his last start. That followed eight earned runs versus the New York Mets on June 22nd. Quintana had seven shutout innings and 11 strikeouts against the Pirates on April 11th.
Here are the lineups:
Lyles on the hill and your Bucs at home on the Fourth.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 4, 2019
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