Live Discussion: Pirates vs Nationals, 7:05 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (52-73) take on the Washington Nationals (68-57) for four games this week at PNC Park, with game four taking place tonight at 7:05 PM. The Pirates will send out Steven Brault for the series finale. He went seven innings against the Chicago Cubs in his last start and allowed one run on two hits, with eight strikeouts. Brault has a 3.45 ERA in 12 starts this season. He did not pitch when these two clubs met earlier in the season. The Nationals will counter with veteran Max Scherzer, who was activated for this game after missing nearly a month due to a back injury. He has a 2.41 ERA in 134.1 innings, with 189 strikeouts and an 0.99 WHIP. His last start was on July 25th when he gave up three runs over five innings against the Colorado Rockies. He faced the Pirates in mid-April and allowed three runs over eight innings, with seven strikeouts.

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