The Pittsburgh Pirates (51-72) take on the Washington Nationals (67-56) for four games this week at PNC Park, starting tonight at 7:05 PM. The Pirates will send out Trevor Williams in the series opener. He has given up a total of 11 runs over ten innings in his last two starts combined. When the Pirates and Nationals met in mid-April, Williams allowed two runs over 6.1 innings. He has a 6.11 home ERA this season and 4.58 on the road. The Nationals will counter with 26-year-old right-hander Joe Ross, who has a 5.91 ERA in 42.2 innings, with 36 strikeouts and a 1.64 WHIP. In his last three starts combined, he has allowed one run over 18 innings. Prior to that stretch, he had a 9.85 ERA this season. Ross did not face the Pirates when the two teams met in April.

Here are the lineups:

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