The Pittsburgh Pirates (49-69) take on the Los Angeles Angels (58-62) for three games, with game two tonight at 10:07 PM. They will send out Trevor Williams tonight for his 18th start. He gave up six runs over five innings against the Milwaukee Brewers in his last start. Williams pitched against the Mets in his two prior starts, allowing a total of five earned runs over 13 innings. He has a 4.17 ERA on the road this season, compared to 6.11 at home. The Angels will counter with 23-year-old right-hander Griffin Canning, who has a 4.76 ERA in 79.1 innings, with 86 strikeouts and a 1.20 WHIP. He threw six shutout innings in his last start, albeit against the worst team in baseball (Detroit Tigers). That was after facing the second worst team (Baltimore Orioles) and giving up five runs in two innings. His previous start was against the Seattle Mariners, which means that he will be facing one of the seven worst teams in baseball during four consecutive starts. Canning has a 4.33 ERA at home.
Here are the lineups:
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