The Pittsburgh Pirates (55-76) take on the Philadelphia Phillies (68-62) for three games at Citizens Bank Park. The Pirates will send out Steven Brault for game two of the series. He is coming off of a start against the Washington Nationals in which he allowed two runs over six innings. In his prior start against the St Louis Cardinals, Brault gave up one run over seven frames. He has a 3.41 ERA as a starter this season and 6.11 in relief. The Phillies will counter with veteran lefty Drew Smyly, who has a 6.99 ERA in 83.2 innings, with 86 strikeouts and a 1.69 WHIP. In his last three starts combined, he has given up 11 runs over 14.1 innings. Smyly faced the Pirates on July 21st in his debut with the Phillies and he gave up just one run over six innings. He followed that up with seven shutout frames, but since the beginning of August, he has a 7.45 ERA in four starts.

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